Communication and Persuasion and Their Economic and Political Applications

A special issue of Games (ISSN 2073-4336). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Game Theory".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 556

Special Issue Editors

Department of Economics, Concordia University, Montreal, QC H3G 1M8, Canada
Interests: information economics; game theory; political economics
Département des Sciences Économiques, École des Sciences de la Gestion, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal, QC H3C 3P8, Canada
Interests: political economy; applied game theory; public economics; experimental economics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Many economic and political situations feature a divergence between information and decision-making power. In such situations, the informed party may, through a variety of channels and methods, convey information to the uninformed party, so as to influence the latter’s decision. In recent decades, economics has turned its attention to the formal analysis of strategic communication and persuasion. The focus is on the limits and potentials of communication and persuasion, as well as ways to enhance them so as to improve information transmission and decision-making. Both the theory and applications are making rapid advances.

In this Special Issue, we invite submissions that make theoretical, experimental, and other empirical contributions to the fundamental theory of strategic communication and persuasion, as well as those that explore applications of the theory to economic contexts like auctions, bargaining, consumer privacy, market competition, organizational design, price discrimination, and social and traditional media and political contexts such as electoral accountability, legislation, lobbying, political campaigns, and transparency.

Prof. Dr. Ming Li
Prof. Dr. Arianna Degan
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • communication
  • persuasion
  • cheap talk
  • information disclosure
  • information design
  • conflicts of interest
  • lobbying
  • transparency
  • experiments

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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