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PERSUASION OF A PRIVATELY INFORMED RECEIVER

Anton Kolotilin (), Tymofiy Mylovanov, Andriy Zapechelnyuk and Ming Li

Working Papers from Business School - Economics, University of Glasgow

Abstract: We study persuasion mechanisms in linear environments. A privately informed receiver chooses between two actions. A sender designs a persuasion mech- anism that can condition the information disclosed to the receiver on the receiver’s report about his type. We establish the equivalence of implementation by persua- sion mechanisms and by experiments. We also characterize the optimal persuasion mechanisms. In particular, if the density of the receiver’s type is log-concave, then the optimal persuasion mechanism reveals the state if and only if the state is below a threshold. We apply our results to the design of media censorship policies.

Keywords: Bayesian persuasion; information disclosure; information design; mech- anism design without transfers; experiments; persuasion mechanisms; media (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D82 D83 L82 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016-10
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