Naive audience and communication bias

  title={Naive audience and communication bias},
  author={Marco Ottaviani and Francesco Squintani},
  journal={Int. J. Game Theory},
We introduce the possibility that the receiver naively believes the sender’s message in a game of information transmission with partially aligned objectives. We characterize an equilibrium in which the communication language is inflated, the action taken is biased, and the information transmitted is more precise than in the benchmark fully-strategic model. We provide comparative statics results with respect to the amount of asymmetric information, the proportion of naive receivers, and the size… CONTINUE READING
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