Meaningful Talk

Meaningful Talk

New Perspectives on Games and Interaction. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press,
2008, Pages 105-119

Recent developments in the interface of Economics and Logic yield the promise of capturing phenomena in strategic interaction that was previously beyond theoretical economic modeling. We consider one such application in the case of strategic situations that players may perceive differently. We show that the content of messages sent in this setting carries strategic implications without resorting to prior conventions and beyond the observations made in the literature dealing with cheap talk communications. The content of the message becomes strategically meaningful since it reveals perceptions. Various forms of interaction between meaningful statements and strategic behavior are discussed.