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A Blotto game with Incomplete Information


  • Adamo, Tim
  • Matros, Alexander


We consider a Blotto game with Incomplete Information. A pure-strategy symmetric monotonic Bayesian equilibrium is found and its properties are discussed.

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  • Adamo, Tim & Matros, Alexander, 2009. "A Blotto game with Incomplete Information," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 105(1), pages 100-102, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:105:y:2009:i:1:p:100-102

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