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Limit Games and Limit Equilibria


  • Drew Fudenberg
  • David K. Levine


AbstractWe provide a necessary and sufficient condition for equilibria of a game to arise as limits of ε-equilibria of games with smaller strategy spaces. As the smaller games are frequently more tractable, our result facilitates the characterization of the set of equilibria.
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  • Drew Fudenberg & David K. Levine, 1986. "Limit Games and Limit Equilibria," Levine's Working Paper Archive 220, David K. Levine.
  • Handle: RePEc:cla:levarc:220

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