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Dynamic stability in repeated games

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  • Sergio Puente

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Abstract

A concept of dynamic stability in infinitely repeated games with discounting is presented. For this purpose, one modification of the available theory is needed: we need to relax the assumption that the game starts in a given period. Under this new framework, we propose stable strategies such that a folk theorem with an additional stability requirement still holds. Under these strategies, convergence to the long run outcome is achieved in a finite number of periods, no matter what actions or deviations have been played in the past. Hence, we suggest a way in which a player can build up his reputation after a deviation.

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  • Sergio Puente, 2006. "Dynamic stability in repeated games," Working Papers 0618, Banco de España;Working Papers Homepage.
  • Handle: RePEc:bde:wpaper:0618
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    Keywords

    repeated games; stability; stable strategies;

    JEL classification:

    • C70 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - General
    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games

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