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Games of social interactions with local and global externalities

  • Le Breton, Michel
  • Weber, Shlomo
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    In this paper we present a result on the existence of pure strategies Nash equilibrium which covers a large class of games with local and global social interactions. The result highlights common features of well-known games analyzed in the literature.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 111 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 1 (April)
    Pages: 88-90

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