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How Proper Is Sequential Equilibrium?

  • Mailath, George J.
  • Samuelson, Larry
  • Swinkels, Jeroen M.

A strategy profile of a normal form game is proper if and only if it is quas-perfect in every extensive form (with that normal form). Thus, properness requires optimality along a sequency of supporting trembles, while sequentiality only requires optimality in the limit.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Games and Economic Behavior.

Volume (Year): 18 (1997)
Issue (Month): 2 (February)
Pages: 193-218

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Handle: RePEc:eee:gamebe:v:18:y:1997:i:2:p:193-218
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