Large Deviations and Equilibrium Selection in Large Populations
AbstractThis paper uses the theory of large deviations to analyse equilibrium selection in one-dimensional games with large populations where the system evolves according to a jump Markov process. The equilibria selected maximise a quasi-potential function which can be determined by solving a polynomial equation. Estimates of waiting times are also given. It shows that equilibria about which there is more noise are less likely to be selected and clarifies the role of the limiting deterministic dynamic in selection.
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Date of creation: 01 Nov 2002
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equilibrum selection; large deviations; large populations; games;
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- Beggs, A.W., 2007. "Large deviations and equilibrium selection in large populations," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 132(1), pages 383-410, January.
- C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
- C73 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Stochastic and Dynamic Games; Evolutionary Games
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