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Stationary Markov equilibria for K-class discounted stochastic games

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For a discounted stochastic game with an uncountable state space and compact metric action spaces, we show that if the measurable-selection-valued, Nash payoff selection correspondence of the underlying one-shot game contains a sub-correspondence having the K-limit property (i.e., if the Nash payoff selection sub-correspondence contains its K-limits and therefore is a K correspondence), then the discounted stochastic game has a stationary Markov equilibrium. Our key result is a new fixed point theorem for measurable-selection-valued correspondences having the K-limit property. We also show that if the discounted stochastic game is noisy (Duggan, 2012), or if the underlying probability space satisfies the G-nonatomic condition of Rokhlin (1949) and Dynkin and Evstigneev (1976) (and therefore satisfies the coaser transition kernel condition of He and Sun, 2014), then the Nash payoff selection correspondence contains a sub-correspondence having the K-limit property.

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  • Page, Frank, 2015. "Stationary Markov equilibria for K-class discounted stochastic games," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 65103, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
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    approximate Caratheodory selections; fixed points of nonconvex valued correspondences; measurable selection valued correspondences; Komlos limits; Komlos’ Theorem; weak star convergence; discounted stochastic games; stationary Markov equilibria.;
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    • C7 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory

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