2013

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.


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

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