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Extensive form correlated equilibrium: definition and computational complexity


  • Francoise Forges

    () (CEREMADE - CEntre de REcherches en MAthématiques de la DEcision - Université Paris-Dauphine - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Bernhard Von Stengel


This paper defines the extensive-form correlated equilibrium (EFCE) for extensive games with perfect recall. The EFCE concept extends Aumann's strategic-form correlated equilibrium (CE). Before the game starts, a correlation device generates a move for each information set. This move is recommended to the player only when the player reaches the information set. In two-player perfect-recall extensive games without chance moves, the set of EFCE can be described by a polynomial number of consistency and incentive constraints. Assuming P is not equal to NP, this is not possible for the set of CE, or if the game has chance moves.
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  • Francoise Forges & Bernhard Von Stengel, 2008. "Extensive form correlated equilibrium: definition and computational complexity," Post-Print hal-00360729, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-00360729
    DOI: 10.1287/moor.1080.0340
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