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Equilibrium selection in supermodular games with mean payoff technologies

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  • Hehenkamp, Burkhard

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    (Department of Economics, University of Dortmund)

  • Kaarbøe, Oddvar M.

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    (Programme for Health Economics (HEB), University of Bergen, Department of Economics)

Abstract

We examine an evolutionary model of equilibrium selection, where all individuals interact with each other, recurrently playing a strictly supermodular game. Individuals play (myopic) best responses to the current population profile, occa- sionally they pick an arbitrary strategy at random. To address the robustness of equilibrium selection in this simultaneous play scenario, we investigate whether different best-response approximations can lead to different long run equilibria.

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Paper provided by University of Bergen, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers in Economics with number 08/04.

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Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: 10 Nov 2004
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:bergec:2004_008

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Keywords: equilibrium selection; supermodular games; simultaneous play; best-response approximation;

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  1. Kim, Chongmin & Wong, Kam-Chau, 2010. "Long-run equilibria with dominated strategies," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 68(1), pages 242-254, January.

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