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Perfect and limit admissible perfect equilibria in discontinuous games

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We compare the properties of several notions of trembling-hand perfection within classes of compact, metric, and possibly discontinuous games, and show that in the presence of payoff discontinuities, standard notions of trembling-hand perfection fail a weakening of admissibility termed limit admissibility. We also provide conditions ensuring the existence of a limit admissible perfect equilibrium.

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  • Carbonell-Nicolau, Oriol, 2011. "Perfect and limit admissible perfect equilibria in discontinuous games," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 47(4-5), pages 531-540.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:mateco:v:47:y:2011:i:4:p:531-540
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jmateco.2011.05.005
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    1. Carbonell-Nicolau, Oriol, 2014. "On essential, (strictly) perfect equilibria," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 54(C), pages 157-162.
    2. Oriol Carbonell-Nicolau & Richard McLean, 2013. "Approximation results for discontinuous games with an application to equilibrium refinement," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 54(1), pages 1-26, September.
    3. Oriol Carbonell-Nicolau & Richard McLean, 2015. "On equilibrium refinements in supermodular games," International Journal of Game Theory, Springer;Game Theory Society, vol. 44(4), pages 869-890, November.
    4. Carbonell-Nicolau, Oriol, 2011. "On the existence of pure-strategy perfect equilibrium in discontinuous games," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 71(1), pages 23-48, January.
    5. Carbonell-Nicolau, Oriol & McLean, Richard P., 2014. "Refinements of Nash equilibrium in potential games," Theoretical Economics, Econometric Society, vol. 9(3), September.
    6. Oriol Carbonell-Nicolau, 2017. "Perfect Equilibria in Games of Incomplete Information," Departmental Working Papers 201703, Rutgers University, Department of Economics.

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