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No-regret dynamics and fictitious play

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  • Viossat, Yannick
  • Zapechelnyuk, Andriy

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Potential based no-regret dynamics are shown to be related to fictitious play. Roughly, these are ε-best reply dynamics where ε is the maximal regret, which vanishes with time. This allows for alternative and sometimes much shorter proofs of known results on convergence of no-regret dynamics to the set of Nash equilibria.

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  • Viossat, Yannick & Zapechelnyuk, Andriy, 2013. "No-regret dynamics and fictitious play," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 148(2), pages 825-842.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jetheo:v:148:y:2013:i:2:p:825-842
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jet.2012.07.003
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    Regret minimization; No-regret strategy; Fictitious play; Best-reply dynamics; Nash equilibrium; Hannan set; Curb set;
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