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Research Seminar by Sergei Severinov (University of British Columbia)

On Friday, November 22 at 4.40 pm  International College of Economics and Finance held the Research Seminar.
Speaker: Sergei Severinov (University of British Columbia)
Theme: "Strategic Information Acquisition and Transmission" joint work with Rossella Argenziano and Francesco Squintani
Venue: Shabolovka st., 26, room 3211

Abstract: This paper explores the implications of costly information acquisition in a strategic communication model. We show that equilibrium decisions based on a biased expert’s advice may be more precise than when information is directly acquired by the decision maker, even if the expert is not more efficient than the decision maker at acquiring information. This result bears important implications for organization design. Communication by an expert to a decision maker may often outperform delegation of the decision making authority to the expert, as well as centralization by the decision maker of both information acquisition and decision making authority.


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