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An Axiomatization of Minimal Curb Sets

  • Mark Voorneveld

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  • Willemien Kets
  • Henk Norde

Norde et al. [Games Econ. Behav. 12 (1996) 219] proved that none of the equilibrium concepts in the literature on equilibrium selection in finite strategic games satisfying existence is consistent. A transition to set-valued solution concepts overcomes the inconsistency problem: there is a multiplicity of consistent set-valued solution concepts that satisfy nonemptiness and recommend utility maximization in one-player games. The minimal curb sets of Basu and Weibull [Econ. Letters 36 (1991) 141] constitute one such solution concept; they are axiomatized in this article.

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Volume (Year): 34 (2006)
Issue (Month): 1 (April)
Pages: 153-153

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