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  • Marco Celentani

    (Department of Economics, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Calle Madrid 126, E-28903 Getafe , SPAIN)

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A single long-run player plays a fixed stage game (simultaneous or sequential move) against an infinite sequence of short-run opponents that play only once but can observe all past realized actions. Assuming that the probability distributions over types of long and short-run players have full support, we show that the long-run player can always establish a reputation for the Stackelberg strategy and is therefore guaranteed almost his Stackelberg payoff in all Nash equilibria of the repeated game.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Economic Theory.

Volume (Year): 7 (1996)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 407-419

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Handle: RePEc:spr:joecth:v:7:y:1996:i:3:p:407-419

Note: Received: August 24, 1994; revised version January 13, 1995
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Cited by:
  1. Pesendorfer, Wolfgang & Levine, David & Fudenberg, Drew, 1998. "When Are Nonanonymous Players Negligible?," Scholarly Articles 3203775, Harvard University Department of Economics.
  2. Marco Celentani, 1993. "Maintaining a Reputation Against A Long-Lived Opponent," Discussion Papers 1075R, Northwestern University, Center for Mathematical Studies in Economics and Management Science.
  3. Sorin, Sylvain, 1999. "Merging, Reputation, and Repeated Games with Incomplete Information," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 29(1-2), pages 274-308, October.

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