Speech is Silver, Silence is Golden

Reprint No. 2013:31

Author(s): Ola Andersson and Håkan J. HolmYear: 2013 Title: Games Volume (No.): 4 (3) Pages: 497–507

Speech is Silver, Silence is Golden Ola Andersson and Håkan J. Holm

This paper experimentally investigates free-riding behavior on communication cost in a coordination game and finds strong indications of such free-riding. Firstly, the subjects wait for others to send a message when communication is costly, which does not happen when communication is costless. Secondly, the proportion of games where no communication or one-way communication takes place is much higher when communication is costly compared to when it is free.

Andersson, Ola and Håkan J. Holm (2013), "Speech is Silver, Silence is Golden". Games 4(3), 497–507.

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