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Strategic complementarity and substitutability without transitive indifference

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We study what useful implications strategic complementarity or substitutability may have when the indifference relation(s) need not be transitive. Two results are obtained about the existence of a monotone selection from the best response correspondence when both strategies and parameters form chains. Two more results are obtained about the existence of a Nash equilibrium in games with strategic complementarities where strategy sets are chains, but monotone selections from the best response correspondences need not exist.

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  • Kukushkin, Nikolai S., 2010. "Strategic complementarity and substitutability without transitive indifference," MPRA Paper 20714, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    Strong acyclicity; interval order; single crossing; monotone selection; Nash equilibrium;

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

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