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Perfect and limit admissible perfect equilibria in discontinuous games

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  • Carbonell-Nicolau, Oriol

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We compare the properties of several notions of trembling-hand perfection within classes of compact, metric, and possibly discontinuous games, and show that in the presence of payoff discontinuities, standard notions of trembling-hand perfection fail a weakening of admissibility termed limit admissibility. We also provide conditions ensuring the existence of a limit admissible perfect equilibrium.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Mathematical Economics.

Volume (Year): 47 (2011)
Issue (Month): 4-5 ()
Pages: 531-540

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Handle: RePEc:eee:mateco:v:47:y:2011:i:4:p:531-540

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Keywords: Trembling-hand perfect equilibrium; Limit admissibility; Discontinuous game; Infinite normal-form game; Payoff security;

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  1. Carbonell-Nicolau, Oriol, 2011. "On strategic stability in discontinuous games," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 113(2), pages 120-123.
  2. Oriol Carbonell-Nicolau & Richard McLean, 2013. "Approximation results for discontinuous games with an application to equilibrium refinement," Economic Theory, Springer, vol. 54(1), pages 1-26, September.
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  1. Oriol Carbonell-Nicolau & Richard McLean, 2011. "Refinements of Nash equilibrium in potential games," Departmental Working Papers 201125, Rutgers University, Department of Economics.
  2. Oriol Carbonell-Nicolau & Richard McLean, 2013. "Approximation results for discontinuous games with an application to equilibrium refinement," Economic Theory, Springer, vol. 54(1), pages 1-26, September.
  3. Oriol Carbonell-Nicolau & Richard McLean, 2012. "On Equilibrium Refinement in Supermodular Games," Departmental Working Papers 201207, Rutgers University, Department of Economics.

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