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On the Structure of Rationalizability for Arbitrary Spaces of Uncertainty

  • Antonio Penta

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    (Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania)

This note characterizes the set A¡∞ of actions of player ¡ that are uniquely rationalizable for some hierarchy of beliefs on an arbitrary space of uncertainty. It is proved that for any rationalizable action a¡ for the type t¡, if a¡ belongs to A¡∞ and is justified by conjectures concentrated on A-¡∞, then there exists a sequence of types converging to t¡ for which a¡ is uniquely rationalizable.

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Paper provided by Penn Institute for Economic Research, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania in its series PIER Working Paper Archive with number 09-021.

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Length: 12 pages
Date of creation: 01 Oct 2008
Date of revision: 05 Jun 2008
Handle: RePEc:pen:papers:09-021
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