Disclosure and Dissuasion

Author/​Artist
Siliciano, Robert L. [Browse]
Format
Senior thesis
Language
English
Description
45 pages

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Advisor(s)
Morris, Stephen E. [Browse]
Department
Princeton University. Department of Economics [Browse]
Class year
2015
Summary note
What can a social planner do to help decision makers when relevant information is held by biased parties? I consider a second-best policy of simple taxes to change the decision maker's preferences when a mandatory disclosure policy is not available to the social planner. Changing a decision maker's preferences induces di erent persuasion from informed but biased parties. I develop a model to show how these taxes can achieve enough information revelation to implement the e cient decision, and then extend it to the applications of sales and grading standards.

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