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Dependence and Uniqueness in Bayesian Games

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  • Alan Beggs

This paper studies uniqueness of equilibrium in symmetric 2 x 2 bayesian games. It shows that if signals are highly but not perfectly dependent then players play their risk-dominant actions for all but a vanishing set of signal realizations. In contrast to the global games literature, noise is not assumed to be additive. Dependence is modeled using the theory of copulas.

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Paper provided by University of Oxford, Department of Economics in its series Economics Series Working Papers with number 603.

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Date of creation: 01 Apr 2012
Handle: RePEc:oxf:wpaper:603
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