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Testing Threats in Repeated Games

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  • Ran Spiegler

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I introduce a solution concept for infinite-horizon games, called ``Experimental Equilibrium``, in which players systematically test threats that affect their optimal response. Both the tests and the optimal response are part of equilibrium behavior.

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Paper provided by David K. Levine in its series Levine's Working Paper Archive with number 391749000000000445.

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Cited by:
  1. Rani Spiegler, 2005. "The Market for Quacks," Levine's Bibliography 784828000000000634, UCLA Department of Economics.
  2. Hubie Chen, 2013. "Bounded rationality, strategy simplification, and equilibrium," International Journal of Game Theory, Springer, vol. 42(3), pages 593-611, August.

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