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Uncertainty and Strategic Interaction in Economics

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  • Eichberger, J.
  • Kelsey, D.

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The endogeneity of equilibrium strategies makes modelling uncertainty about the behaviour of other economic players difficult. Recent developments in decision and game theory offer an opportunity to include strategic uncertainty as an explanatory variable in economic analysis. This paper introduces to a new concept of decision making under uncertainty and an adapted notion of strategic equilibriu,. With these tools, several well-known economic models of strategic interaction are re-examined. These applications provide an opportunity to assess the contribution of uncertainty for a better understand ing of strategic interaction in economies.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Birmingham in its series Discussion Papers with number 99-26.

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Length: 37 pages
Date of creation: 1999
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Handle: RePEc:bir:birmec:99-26

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Keywords: UNCERTAINTY ; GAME THEORY ; OLIGOPOLIES;

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  1. Antoni Bosch-Domènech & Nicolaas J. Vriend, 1998. "Imitation of succesful behavior in Cournot markets," Economics Working Papers 269, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, revised May 1999.
  2. Eichberger, Jurgen & Kelsey, David, 2002. "Strategic Complements, Substitutes, and Ambiguity: The Implications for Public Goods," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 106(2), pages 436-466, October.

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