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Commentary: Nash equilibrium and mechanism design


  • Maskin, Eric


I argue that the principal theoretical and practical drawbacks of Nash equilibrium as a solution concept are far less troublesome in problems of mechanism design than in most other applications of game theory.

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  • Maskin, Eric, 2011. "Commentary: Nash equilibrium and mechanism design," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 71(1), pages 9-11, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:gamebe:v:71:y:2011:i:1:p:9-11

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    5. Dmitry Levando, 2017. "Formation of coalition structures as a non-cooperative game," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-01491935, HAL.
    6. George F. N. Shoukry, 2019. "Outcome-robust mechanisms for Nash implementation," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer;The Society for Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 52(3), pages 497-526, March.
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    8. Dmitry Levando, 2016. "Non-cooperative equilibrium with multiple deviators," Working Papers 2016:15, Department of Economics, University of Venice "Ca' Foscari".
    9. Dmitry Levando, 2017. "Formation of coalition structures as a non-cooperative game," Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne 17015r, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne, revised May 2017.


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