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The strategic advantage of negatively interdependent preferences in action-monotonic games

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  • Burkhard Hehenkamp

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Investigating the strategic advantage of negatively interdependent preferences in action monotonic games, we derive characterizing conditions both for general action monotonic games and for the subclass of action monotonic games with spillovers. Examples demonstrate the generality of our findings, in particular that the strategic advantage prevails beyond the classes of super- and submodular games. The application of two-player rent-seeking contests illustrates how our criteria simplify analyzing the strategic advantage.

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Paper provided by University of Dortmund, Department of Economics in its series Discussion Papers in Economics with number 05_05.

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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2006
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Handle: RePEc:mik:wpaper:05_05

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