MAS 965 · Signalling identity
Instructor: Judith Donath

02.26 · deception



1. Please read the papers listed above.

2. Think about the Amazon case and write an essay answering these questions: How can you reframe it in terms of the signalling model we have discussed. How open to deception is the existing anonymous review process (and what is the form of the deception?) How could the system be redesigned to make deception less prevalent? What would be the additional costs imposed by doing this - and who would be paying them?

Readings are available outside of room 392 - or ask Veronica (

Please submit the URL of your critique and sketch online by Tuesday evening.