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Approximate Robustness Of Equilibrium To Incomplete Information

  • Ori Haimanko



  • Atsushi Kajii

    (KIER, Kyoto University)

We relax the Kajii and Morris (1997a) notion of equilibrium ro- bustness by allowing approximate equilibria in close incomplete infor- mation games. The new notion is termed "approximate robustness". The approximately robust equilibrium correspondence turns out to be upper hemicontinuous, unlike the (exactly) robust equilibrium corre- spondence. As a corollary of the upper hemicontinuity, it is shown that approximately robust equilibria exist in all two-player zero-sum games and all two-player two-strategy games, whereas (exactly) robust equilibria may fail to exist for some games in these categories.

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Paper provided by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 1209.

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Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: 2012
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Handle: RePEc:bgu:wpaper:1209
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