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Extensive-Form Games and Strategic Complementarities

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  • Federico Echenique

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I prove the subgame-perfect equivalent of the basic result for Nash equilibria in normal-form games of strategic complements: the set of subgame-perfect equilibria is a non-empty, complete lattice. For this purpose I introduce a device that allows the study of the set of subgame-perfect equilibria as the set of fixed points of a correspondence. The correspondence has a natural interpretation. My results are limited because extensive-form games of strategic complementarities turn out| surprisingly|to be a very restrictive class of games.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics - dECON in its series Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) with number 1300.

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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2000
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  6. Vives, Xavier, 2006. "Strategic Complementarities in Multi-Stage Games," CEPR Discussion Papers 5583, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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