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  • Andreas Blume
  • April Franco

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    (Economics University of Iowa)

  • Paul Heidhues

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We study games in which players search for an optimal action profile. All action profiles are either a success, with a payoff of one, or a failure, with a payoff of zero. Players do not know the location of success profiles; instead each player is privately informed about the marginal distribution of success profiles over his actions. We characterize optimal joint search strategies.

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Paper provided by Society for Economic Dynamics in its series 2006 Meeting Papers with number 776.

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Date of creation: 03 Dec 2006
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Handle: RePEc:red:sed006:776

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Keywords: Search; Decentralization; Symmetry;

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  1. Thomas Wiseman, 2005. "A Partial Folk Theorem for Games with Unknown Payoff Distributions," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 73(2), pages 629-645, 03.
  2. O. Gossner & N. Vieille, 2000. "Strategic Learning in Games with Symmetric Information," THEMA Working Papers 2000-27, THEMA (THéorie Economique, Modélisation et Applications), Université de Cergy-Pontoise.
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