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Pareto efficient Nash equilibria in discontinuous games

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Using the approach of Tian (2009) which characterizes the existence of Nash equilibria in strategic form games, we give sufficient conditions for the existence of Pareto efficient Nash equilibria in games where discontinuities on payoffs are allowed.

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  • Scalzo, Vincenzo, 2010. "Pareto efficient Nash equilibria in discontinuous games," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 107(3), pages 364-365, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:107:y:2010:i:3:p:364-365
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    2. Vincenzo Scalzo, 2013. "Essential equilibria of discontinuous games," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 54(1), pages 27-44, September.
    3. Tian, Guoqiang, 2015. "On the existence of equilibria in games with arbitrary strategy spaces and preferences," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 60(C), pages 9-16.
    4. Scalzo, Vincenzo, 2012. "Discontinuous stable games and efficient Nash equilibria," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 115(3), pages 387-389.

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