We present a game-theoreticmodel of political discourse that explores how strategic incentives to make potentially persuasive arguments vary across different informational contexts. We show that political sophistication of the listeners fundamentally affects the speakers' incentives to make informative arguments, increasing the informed speech for speakers who are less likely to be successful in carrying the majority of the audience, and with it, the expected epistemic quality of majority choices.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics|
|State||Published - Mar 2013|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Economics and Econometrics