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On Optimal Transparency in Signaling

Mark Whitmeyer

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Abstract: We examine the classic "Beer-Quiche" game from Cho and Kreps (1987), and relax the assumption that the order placed by the sender is completely observable. Under the optimal degree of transparency, the receiver achieves a higher payoff than with full transparency. Partial obfuscation of the sender's choice encourages separation: committing to a less informative signal about the sender's choice affects the endogenous information generation process such that the receiver thereby secures himself more information.

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Date: 2019-02
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