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Learning to Play Bayesian Games

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  • Dekel, Eddie
  • Fudenberg, Drew
  • Levine, David

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This paper discusses the implications of learning theory for the analysis of games with a move by Nature. One goal is to illuminate the issues that arise when modeling situations where players are learning about the distribution of Nature's move as well as learning about the opponents' strategies. A second goal is to argue that quite restrictive assumptions are necessary to justify the concept of Nash equilibrium without a common prior as a steady state of a learning process.

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Paper provided by Harvard University Department of Economics in its series Scholarly Articles with number 3200612.

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Date of creation: 2004
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Publication status: Published in Games and Economic Behavior
Handle: RePEc:hrv:faseco:3200612

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  1. Eddie Dekel & Drew Fudenberg & David K. Levine, 1996. "Payoff Information and Self-Confirming Equilibrium," Harvard Institute of Economic Research Working Papers 1774, Harvard - Institute of Economic Research.
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