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Delegated Certification ∗
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It is shown that if candidates to be certified are able to disclose information about their types, then inflexible rules imposed on certifiers could worsen certification, by crowding out information disclosure from candidates.
How to Persuade a Long-Run Decision Maker
TLDR
It is shown that, with a deadline by which the receiver must act, for intermediate precision of the news the sender generates information in dribs and drabs, and more precise news can improve the welfare of the sender even though better news means the sender loses control over the flow of information.
The Choice of Certifier in Endogenous Markets
For markets to work, buyers must know when products are of high quality. This paper provides a theoretical framework for studying the consequences of the certifier's identity, the characteristics of
Dynamic Persuasion With Outside Information
A principal seeks to persuade an agent to accept an offer of uncertain value before a deadline expires. The principal can generate information, but exerts no control over exogenous outside
Electoral Competition with Strategic Disclosure
TLDR
It is found that when candidates can target messages to specific voter groups, platforms are more likely to be inefficient and candidates commit to projects that benefit small groups even when the social cost of these projects outweigh their benefits.
Can a better informed listener be easier to persuade?
TLDR
The impact of exogenous news on the classic Bayesian persuasion problem is studied to show that by resolving this tension, more informative news can make the sender better off.
Fees, Reputation and Information Production in the Credit Rating Industry
I explore how the compensation of a rating agency affects its incentive to rate accurately. A sequence of short-lived firms can hire a long-lived agency to rate their projects. The agency can
The hypothesis on the presence of entheogens in the Eleusinian Mysteries
Forty years after the issue of the book The Road to Eleusis (1978), the hypothesis formulated by R. G. Wasson, A. Hofmann and C. A. P. Ruck on the possible use of entheogens in the Eleusinian
Can a Better Informed Listener be Easier to Persuade?
TLDR
The impact of exogenous news on the classic Bayesian persuasion problem is studied to show that by resolving this tension, more informative news can make the sender better off.
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