Sender-Receiver Games

R.J.A.P. Peeters, J.A.M. Potters

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Standard game-theoretic solution concepts do not guarantee meaningful commu- nication in cheap-talk games. In this paper, we define a solution concept which guarantees communication for a large class of games by designing a behavior pro- tocol which the receiver uses to judge messages sent by the sender on acceptability. For that, we will make use of the Nash equilibrium concept for which truth-telling is a consequence. Uniqueness is nevertheless not a consequence, but after reasonable selection it is. Further, we will come to a method to compute all equilibria very easily.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTilburg
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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NameCentER Discussion Paper


  • Noncooperative game theory
  • signalling
  • sender-receiver games


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