演講者簡介 : Professor Denis Shishkin received his PhD from Princeton University in 2020. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of California San Diego. His research interests are microeconomic theory with a focus on information design and mechanism design, behavioral economics, and experimental economics.
演講摘要 : A sender seeks hard evidence to persuade a receiver to accept a project by designing a quality test. Testing is not perfectly reliable and produces evidence only with some probability. If the sender obtains the evidence, she can choose to disclose it or pretend to not have obtained it. We show that when reliability is low, the sender chooses a pass/fail test which reveals whether the quality is above or below a threshold. Moreover, the equilibrium pass/fail threshold is always monotone in reliability but whether it is increasing or decreasing depends on whether the acquisition is overt or covert.