We consider a cheap-talk game à la Crawford and Sobel (1982) with almost-common interest players. The sender's bias parameter is only approximately common knowledge. Compared to the standard case where the structure of the bias parameter is (exactly) common knowledge, communication between the players is subject to divergent interpretation of the sender's messages by the receiver, and divergent prediction of the receiver's reaction by the sender. We show that the complementary nature of these phenomena can result in significant welfare consequences even with a \small" (in a certain sense) departure from (exact) common knowledge.
Shintaro Miura, and Takuro Yamashita, “Divergent Interpretation and Divergent Prediction in Communication”, TSE Working Paper, n. 18-939, July 2018.
TSE Working Paper, n. 18-939, July 2018