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On the Convergence of Ficticious Play

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  • Sjostrom, T.
  • Krishna, V.

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We study the continuous time Brown-Robinson fictitious play process f or non-zero sum games. We show that, in general, fictitious play cannot converg e cyclically to a mixed strategy equilibrium in which both players use more tha n two pure strategies.
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  • Sjostrom, T. & Krishna, V., 1995. "On the Convergence of Ficticious Play," Papers 04-95-07, Pennsylvania State - Department of Economics.
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    1. Monderer, Dov & Samet, Dov & Sela, Aner, 1997. "Belief Affirming in Learning Processes," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 73(2), pages 438-452, April.
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    • C7 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory
    • D8 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty

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