Cheap Talk and Burned Money

David Austen-Smith*, Jeffrey S. Banks

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We augment the standard Crawford-Sobel (1982, Econometrica50, 1431-1451) model of cheap talk communication by allowing the informed party to use both costless and costly messages. The issues on which we focus are the consequences for cheap talk signaling of the option to burn money and the circumstances under which both cheap talk and burned money are used to signal information. Journal of Economic Literature Classification Numbers: C7, D8.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Economic Theory
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics


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