Language Barriers

Andreas - Blume, Oliver Board

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Abstract

Different people use language in different ways. We capture this by making language competence-the set of messages an agent can use and understand-private information. Our primary focus is on common-interest games. Communication generally remains possible; it may be severely impaired even with common knowledge that language competence is adequate; and, indeterminacy of meaning, the confounding of payoff-relevant information with information about language competence, is optimal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)781-812
Number of pages32
JournalEconometrica
Volume81
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2013

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Language
Language barriers
Confounding
Common knowledge
Communication
Indeterminacy
Private information

Keywords

  • Communication games
  • Indeterminate meaning
  • Language differences
  • Organizational codes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics

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Language Barriers. / Blume, Andreas -; Board, Oliver.

In: Econometrica, Vol. 81, No. 2, 03.2013, p. 781-812.

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Blume, A & Board, O 2013, 'Language Barriers', Econometrica, vol. 81, no. 2, pp. 781-812. https://doi.org/10.3982/ECTA9183
Blume, Andreas - ; Board, Oliver. / Language Barriers. In: Econometrica. 2013 ; Vol. 81, No. 2. pp. 781-812.
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