Decision Making and Learning in a Globalizing World
We study two aspects of globalization. It allows a decision-maker to go beyond his own local experience and to learn from other decision-makers in addressing common problems. This improves the identification and diffusion of best practices. It also provides extra information to `markets' that evaluate decision-makers: comparisons become possible. We identify conditions under which the globalization of markets helps or hurts (i) the communication among decision-makers about their own experience and (ii) the quality of the decision that is taken next. An important mediating factor is whether decision-making is centralized or decentralized.
|Keywords||centralization, cheap talk, decentralization, globalization, learning, policy diffusion, reputational concerns|
|JEL||D02, Institutions: Design, Formation, and Operations (jel), D70, Analysis of Collective Decision-Making: General (jel), D83, Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge (jel)|
Swank, O.H, & Visser, B. (2010). Decision Making and Learning in a Globalizing World (No. TI 2010-034/1). Discussion paper / Tinbergen Institute. Tinbergen Institute. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/18544