Some Interactive Decision Problems Emerging in Statistical Games

  • Bruno Bassan
  • Marco Scarsini
  • Shmuel Zamir
Conference paper
Part of the Contributions to Statistics book series (CONTRIB.STAT.)


We consider games which arise when two statisticians must make a decision simultaneously, and the loss function depends on both decisions. We are interested, in particular, in situations when information is detrimental, in a sense to be made precise. We show that in certain problems related to Bayesian testing and prediction the phenomenon of information rejection occurs for certain values of the parameters involved.


Nash Equilibrium Private Information Expected Utility Single Statistician Strategy Profile 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruno Bassan
    • 1
  • Marco Scarsini
    • 2
  • Shmuel Zamir
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of Rome 1Italy
  2. 2.Department of StatisticsUniversity of TurinItaly
  3. 3.Center for RationalityHebrew University of JerusalemIsrael

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