Publications by Year: 1996

Ben-Porath E, Kahneman M. Communication in Repeated Games with Partial Monitoring. Journal of Economic Theory. 1996;70 :281-297.Abstract

Communication in Repeated Games with Partial Monitoring

with M. Kahneman

The paper considers repeated games where each player can be observed by only a subset of the other players, and where players can make public announcements about the behavior of the players they observed. We address the following question: What is the minimal level of observability that is required to obtain efficient outcomes? The main result is that the limit set of sequential equilibrium payoffs, when the discount factor tends to one, contains the set of individual rational payoffs whenever each player is observed by at least two other players.