Essays on Information Transmission and its Economic Applications
Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
In this dissertation, I study different models of information transmission and discuss their economic applications. The models describe communication between a Sender and a Receiver, where the Sender provides valuable information and the Receiver takes an action given this information. In Chapter 2 and Chapter 3, I present the models of strategic communication and examine the signaling mechanism in different contexts. In Chapter 4, I present a team theory model of costly communication and look at the Sender's mode of communication. These chapters share a common economic insight: it is optimal for the Sender to withhold part of information. In each chapter, I use this theoretical insight to explain economic applications.
Chair and Committee
David K Levine, Brian Rogers, Maher Said, Jonathan Weinstein
Miyamoto, Sho, "Essays on Information Transmission and its Economic Applications" (2014). Arts & Sciences Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 190.