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Continuous-Time Games of Timing

  • Nicolas, VIEILLE

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  • Rida, LARAKI

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    (Laboratoire d'Econométrie de l'Ecole Polytechnique)

  • Eilon, SOLAN

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    (Kellog School of Management)

We address the question of existence of equilibrium in general timing games of complete information. Under weak assumptions, any two-player timing game has a subgame perfect e-equilibrium, for each e > 0. This result is tight. For some classes of games (symmetric games, games with cumulative payoffs), stronger existence results are established.

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Paper provided by HEC Paris in its series Les Cahiers de Recherche with number 773.

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Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: 03 Jan 2003
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Handle: RePEc:ebg:heccah:0773
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