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Weakly Belief‐Free Equilibria in Repeated Games With Private Monitoring

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  • Michihiro Kandori

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Repeated games with imperfect private monitoring have a wide range of applications, but a complete characterization of all equilibria in this class of games has yet to be obtained. The existing literature has identified a relatively tractable subset of equilibria. The present paper introduces the notion of weakly belief-free equilibria for repeated games with imperfect private monitoring. This is a tractable class which subsumes, as a special case, a major part of the existing literature (the belief-free equilibria), and it is shown that this class can outperform the equilibria identified by the previous work.

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Article provided by Econometric Society in its journal Econometrica.

Volume (Year): 79 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 (05)
Pages: 877-892

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Handle: RePEc:ecm:emetrp:v:79:y:2011:i:3:p:877-892

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  1. Mitri Kitti, 2013. "Conditional Markov equilibria in discounted dynamic games," Computational Statistics, Springer, vol. 78(1), pages 77-100, August.

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