Commitment in symmetric contests
The paper proves that in two-player logit form symmetric contests with concave success function, commitment to a particular strategy does not increase a player's payoff, while in contests with more than two players it does. The paper also provides a contest-like game in which commitment does not increase a player''s payoff for any number of players.
Volume (Year): 29 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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- Alex Possajennikov, 2008.
"On the Survival of Payoff Maximizing Behavior and Delegation in Contests,"
2008-15, The Centre for Decision Research and Experimental Economics, School of Economics, University of Nottingham.
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