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Extensive-form games and strategic complementarities

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  • Echenique, Federico

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(less than 25 lines) I prove the subgame-perfect equivalent of the basic result for Nash equilibria in normal-form games of strategic complements: the set of subgame-perfect equilibria is a non-empty, complete lattice. For this purpose I introduce a device that allows the study of the set of subgame-perfect equilibria as the set of fixed points of a correspondence. The correspondence has a natural interpretation. My results are limited because extensive-form games of strategic complementarities turn out---surprisingly---to be a very restrictive class of games.

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Volume (Year): 46 (2004)
Issue (Month): 2 (February)
Pages: 348-364

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Handle: RePEc:eee:gamebe:v:46:y:2004:i:2:p:348-364

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