Repeated games with present-biased preferences
We study infinitely repeated games with perfect monitoring, where players have [beta]-[delta] preferences. We compute the continuation payoff set using recursive techniques and then characterize equilibrium payoffs. We then explore the cost of the present-time bias, producing comparative statics. Unless the minimax outcome is a Nash equilibrium of the stage game, the equilibrium payoff set is not monotonic in [beta] or [delta]. Finally, we show how the equilibrium payoff set is contained in that of a repeated game with smaller discount factor.
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