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A New Approach to Solving Production-Appropriation Games with Many Heterogeneous Players

  • Richard Cornes
  • Roger Hartley
  • Yuji Tamura

We set out a model of production and appropriation involving many players, who differ with respect to both resource endowments and productivities. We write down the model in a novel way that permits our analysis to avoid the proliferation of dimensions associated with the best response function approach as the number of heterogeneous players increases. We establish existence of a unique equilibrium in pure strategies, and carry out some comparative static exercises.

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Paper provided by CESifo Group Munich in its series CESifo Working Paper Series with number 3060.

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Date of creation: 2010
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Handle: RePEc:ces:ceswps:_3060
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