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The Existence of Perfect Equilibrium in Discontinuous Games

  • Oriol Carbonell-Nicolau

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    (Department of Economics, Rutgers University, 75 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA)

We prove the existence of a trembling-hand perfect equilibrium within a class of compact, metric, and possibly discontinuous games. Our conditions for existence are easily verified in a variety of economic games.

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Volume (Year): 2 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 (July)
Pages: 235-256

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