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Evidence Games: Truth and Commitment

Sergiu Hart (), Ilan Kremer and Motty Perry

American Economic Review, 2017, vol. 107, issue 3, 690-713

Abstract: An evidence game is a strategic disclosure game in which an informed agent who has some pieces of verifiable evidence decides which ones to disclose to an uninformed principal who chooses a reward. The agent, regardless of his information, prefers the reward to be as high as possible. We compare the setup in which the principal chooses the reward after the evidence is disclosed to the mechanism-design setup where he can commit in advance to a reward policy, and show that under natural conditions related to the evidence structure and the inherent prominence of truth, the two setups yield the same outcome.

JEL-codes: C72 D82 D83 K41 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
Note: DOI: 10.1257/aer.20150913
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