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The Folk Theorems for Repeated Games: A Synthesis

  • Benoit, J.P.
  • Krishna, V.

The theory of repeated games occupies a central place in noncooperative game theory as it forms a relatively simple platform from which to study dynamic aspects of strategic interaction. In this paper we attempt a synthesis of the various folk theorems by adpting a point of view which de-emphasizes the choice of horizon.

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Paper provided by Pennsylvania State - Department of Economics in its series Papers with number 1-96-3.

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Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: 1996
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Handle: RePEc:fth:pensta:1-96-3
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