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The strategic value of recall

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This work studies the value of two-person zero-sum repeated games in which at least one of the players is restricted to (mixtures of) bounded recall strategies. A (pure) k-recall strategy is a strategy that relies only on the last k periods of history. This work improves previous results (Lehrer, 1988; Neyman and Okada, 2009) on repeated games with bounded recall. We provide an explicit formula for the asymptotic value of the repeated game as a function of the one-stage game, the duration of the repeated game, and the recall of the agents.

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  • Peretz, Ron, 2012. "The strategic value of recall," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 74(1), pages 332-351.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:gamebe:v:74:y:2012:i:1:p:332-351
    DOI: 10.1016/j.geb.2011.05.013
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    1. Abraham Neyman, 2008. "Learning Effectiveness and Memory Size," Discussion Paper Series dp476, The Federmann Center for the Study of Rationality, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
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    1. Olivier Gossner & Penélope Hernández & Ron Peretz, 2016. "The complexity of interacting automata," International Journal of Game Theory, Springer;Game Theory Society, vol. 45(1), pages 461-496, March.
    2. Ron Peretz, 2013. "Correlation through bounded recall strategies," International Journal of Game Theory, Springer;Game Theory Society, vol. 42(4), pages 867-890, November.

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    Keywords

    Bounded recall; Bounded memory; Bounded rationality; Repeated games; Entropy; de Bruijn sequences;

    JEL classification:

    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
    • C73 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Stochastic and Dynamic Games; Evolutionary Games

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