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Reciprosity and Cooperation in Repeated Coordination Games: The Blurry Belief Approach

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  • Alvaro Sandroni
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    Two long lived players play a repeated coordination game. Players do not specify a single (and correct) probability to each event. They have a vague notion about the evolution of the play, called blurry beliefs, which guide their behavior. General conditions that ensure cooperation are investigated. Key words: Repeated Games, Learning, Cooperation, Bounded Rationality, Equilibrium Selection.

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    Paper provided by Northwestern University, Center for Mathematical Studies in Economics and Management Science in its series Discussion Papers with number 1200.

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