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Herd Design

Speaker
Ronen Gradwohl, Ariel University
Date
09/11/2021 - 13:00 - 11:30Add To Calendar 2021-11-09 11:30:00 2021-11-09 13:00:00 Herd Design The classical herding model examines the asymptotic behavior of agents who observe their predecessors’ actions as well as a private signal from an exogenous information structure.  In this paper we introduce a self-interested sender into the model and study her problem of designing this information structure. If agents cannot observe each other the model reduces to Bayesian persuasion.  However, when agents observe predecessors' actions, they may learn from each other, potentially harming the sender. We identify necessary and sufficient conditions under which the sender can nevertheless obtain the same utility as when the agents are unable to observe each other. Joint work with Itai Arieli and Rann Smorodinsky   To view the paper, click here. To view the seminar recording, click here. BIU Economics common room and will be Zoomed on https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82536086839 אוניברסיטת בר-אילן - המחלקה לכלכלה Economics.Dept@mail.biu.ac.il Asia/Jerusalem public
Place
BIU Economics common room and will be Zoomed on https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82536086839
Affiliation
https://roneng.weebly.com/
Abstract

The classical herding model examines the asymptotic behavior of agents who observe their predecessors’ actions as well as a private signal from an exogenous information structure.  In this paper we introduce a self-interested sender into the model and study her problem of designing this information structure. If agents cannot observe each other the model reduces to Bayesian persuasion.  However, when agents observe predecessors' actions, they may learn from each other, potentially harming the sender. We identify necessary and sufficient conditions under which the sender can nevertheless obtain the same utility as when the agents are unable to observe each other.

Joint work with Itai Arieli and Rann Smorodinsky

 

To view the paper, click here.
To view the seminar recording, click here.

תאריך עדכון אחרון : 11/11/2021