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Markov Perfect Equilibria in Differential Games with Regime Switching Strategies

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  • Ngo Van Long
  • Fabien Prieur
  • Klarizze Puzon
  • Mabel Tidball

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We propose a new methodology exploring Markov perfect equilibrium strategies in differential games with regime switching. Specifically, we develop a general game with two players having two kinds of strategies. Players choose an action that inuences the evolution of a state variable, and decide on the switching time from one regime to another. Compared to the optimal control problem with regime switching, necessary optimaliity conditions are modified for the first-mover. When choosing her optimal switching strategy, this player considers the impact of her choice on the other player's actions and payoffs. In order to determine the equilibrium timing of regime changes, the notion of wrong timing is introduced and necessary conditions for a particular timing to be wrong are derived.[...]

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Paper provided by LAMETA, Universtiy of Montpellier in its series Working Papers with number 13-06.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2013
Date of revision: Jan 2014
Handle: RePEc:lam:wpaper:13-06

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