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On Sugden’s “mutually beneficial practice” and Berge equilibrium

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  • Bertrand Crettez

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Cooperative behavior is often observed in ordinary market transactions. To account for this observation, Robert Sugden proposes a team reasoning theory in which the common interest of team reasoners is defined by the notion of mutually beneficial practice. We study the relationships between mutually beneficial practices and Berge equilibria (a Berge equilibrium is a strategy profile such that a unilateral change of strategy by any one player cannot increase another player’s payoff). We propose two sufficient conditions under which a (strict) Berge equilibrium is a mutually beneficial practice.

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  • Bertrand Crettez, 2017. "On Sugden’s “mutually beneficial practice” and Berge equilibrium," International Review of Economics, Springer;Happiness Economics and Interpersonal Relations (HEIRS), vol. 64(4), pages 357-366, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:inrvec:v:64:y:2017:i:4:d:10.1007_s12232-017-0278-3
    DOI: 10.1007/s12232-017-0278-3
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    Keywords

    Berge equilibrium; Berge–Vaisman equilibrium; Mutually beneficial practice; Strict Berge equilibrium; Team reasoning; Sufficient condition;
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    • C7 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory
    • D - Microeconomics

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