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Epistemic robustness of sets closed under rational behavior


  • Asheim, Geir

    (Dept. of Economics, University of Oslo)

  • Voorneveld, Mark

    () (Dept. of Economics, Stockholm School of Economics)

  • Weibull, Jörgen W.

    (Dept. of Economics, Stockholm School of Economics)


This paper provides two conditions of epistemic robustness, robustness to alternative best replies and robustness to non-best replies, and uses them to characterize variants of curb sets in finite games, including the set of rationalizable strategies.

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  • Asheim, Geir & Voorneveld, Mark & Weibull, Jörgen W., 2009. "Epistemic robustness of sets closed under rational behavior," SSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance 714, Stockholm School of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:hastef:0714

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    epistemic game theory; epistemic robustness; rationalizability; closedness under rational behavior; mutual p-belief;

    JEL classification:

    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
    • D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief; Unawareness

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