Template-Type: ReDIF-Paper 1.0 Author-Name: Swagata Bhattacharjee Author-Name-First: Swagata Author-Name-Last: Bhattacharjee Author-Email: swagata.bhattacharjee@ashoka.edu.in Author-Workplace-Name: Ashoka University Author-Name: Srijita Ghosh Author-Name-First: Srijita Author-Name-Last: Ghosh Author-Email: srijita.ghosh@ashoka.edu.in Author-Workplace-Name: Ashoka University Author-Name: Suraj Shekhar Author-Name-First: Suraj Author-Name-Last: Shekhar Author-Email: suraj.shekhar@ashoka.edu.in Author-Workplace-Name: Ashoka University Title: Communicating Bias Abstract: We consider a static cheap talk model in an environment with either one or two experts whose biases are privately known by the experts themselves. Before the experts learn the state, they send a cheap talk message about their bias to the decision maker. Subsequently, the decision maker chooses one expert to get state relevant advice from. We ask two questions - One, is there an equilibrium where the experts’ bias is fully revealed? Two, is the bias revealing equilibrium welfare improving for the decision maker? We find that when there is only one expert, there is no bias revealing equilibrium. However, if there are two experts, there exists a bias revealing equilibrium, and under some conditions it gives the decision maker more utility than any equilibrium which is possible without bias revelation. This highlights a new channel through which sender competition can benefit the decision maker, through which sender competition can benefit the decision maker. length: 27 Creation-Date: 20240129 Revision-Date: Publication-Status: File-URL:https://dp.ashoka.edu.in/ash/wpaper/paper109_0.pdf File-Format: Application/pdf Number: 109 Keywords: bias revelation Keywords: Cheap talk Keywords: multiple senders Keywords: uncertain bias Handle: RePEc:ash:wpaper:109