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Equilibrium selection in supermodular games with mean payoff technologies




We examine an evolutionary model of equilibrium selection, where all individuals interact with each other, recurrently playing a strictly supermodular game. Individuals play (myopic) best responses to the current population profile, occa- sionally they pick an arbitrary strategy at random. To address the robustness of equilibrium selection in this simultaneous play scenario, we investigate whether different best-response approximations can lead to different long run equilibria.

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  • Hehenkamp, Burkhard & Kaarbøe, Oddvar M., 2004. "Equilibrium selection in supermodular games with mean payoff technologies," Working Papers in Economics 08/04, University of Bergen, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:bergec:2004_008

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    1. Kim, Chongmin & Wong, Kam-Chau, 2010. "Long-run equilibria with dominated strategies," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 68(1), pages 242-254, January.

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    equilibrium selection; supermodular games; simultaneous play; best-response approximation;

    JEL classification:

    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
    • C73 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Stochastic and Dynamic Games; Evolutionary Games


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