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Coordinating under incomplete information

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  • Asheim, Geir B.

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  • Yoo, Seung Han

    () (Department of Economics)

Abstract

We show that, in a minimum effort game with incomplete information where player types are independently drawn, there is a largest and smallest Bayesian equilibrium, leading to the set of equilibrium payoffs (as evaluated at the interim stage) having a lattice structure. Furthermore, the range of equilibrium payoffs converges to those of the deterministic complete information version of the game, in the limit as the incomplete information vanishes. This entails that such incomplete information alone cannot explain the equilibrium selection suggested by experimental evidence.

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  • Asheim, Geir B. & Yoo, Seung Han, 2007. "Coordinating under incomplete information," Memorandum 22/2007, Oslo University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:osloec:2007_022
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    Keywords

    Minimum effort games; Coordination games; Incomplete information;

    JEL classification:

    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games

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