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Sequential Estimation of Dynamic Discrete Games: A Comment


  • Martin Pesendorfer
  • Philipp Schmidt-Dengler


Recursive procedures which are based on iterating on the best response mapping have difficulties converging to all equilibria in multi-player games. We illustrate these difficulties by revisiting the asymptotic properties of the iterative nested pseudo maximum likelihood method for estimating dynamic games introduced by Aguirregabiria and Mira (2007). An example shows that the iterative method may not be consistent. Copyright 2010 The Econometric Society.

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  • Martin Pesendorfer & Philipp Schmidt-Dengler, 2010. "Sequential Estimation of Dynamic Discrete Games: A Comment," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 78(2), pages 833-842, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:ecm:emetrp:v:78:y:2010:i:2:p:833-842

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    1. Victor Aguirregabiria & Victor Aguirregabiria & Aviv Nevo & Aviv Nevo, 2010. "Recent Developments in Empirical IO: Dynamic Demand and Dynamic Games," Working Papers tecipa-419, University of Toronto, Department of Economics.
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    9. Che-Lin Su, 2014. "Estimating discrete-choice games of incomplete information: Simple static examples," Quantitative Marketing and Economics (QME), Springer, vol. 12(2), pages 167-207, June.

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