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Global Games And Equilibrium Selection


A global game is an incomplete information game where the actual payoff structure is determined by a random draw from a given class of games and where each player makes a noisy observation of the selected game. For 2 x 2 games, it is shown that, when the noise vanishes, iterated elimination of dominated strategies in the global game forces the players to conform to J. C. Harsanyi and R. Selten's risk dominance criterion. Copyright 1993 by The Econometric Society.

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Paper provided by Tilburg - Center for Economic Research in its series Papers with number 9052.

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Length: 55 pages
Date of creation: 1990
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Handle: RePEc:fth:tilbur:9052
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