Beixi Zhou (Pittsburgh University)

Event Date

1113 Social Sciences and Humanities Blue room

"Optimal Disclosure Windows".
Abstract. I study a dynamic disclosure game in which an agent controls the time window over which information flows to the decision maker, but does not control the content of that information. In equilibrium, the agent has incentives to delay the start of disclosure to continue to learn privately for some time. This delay exacerbates the information asymmetry between the agent and the decision maker as the agent is learning while the decision maker is not. This information asymmetry is then (partially) resolved during the disclosure window. The length of the disclosure window is determined by the degree of information asymmetry at the beginning of the window, with longer windows associated with greater information asymmetry.