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Commentary: Nash equilibrium and mechanism design

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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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