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Cournot tatonnement in aggregative games with monotone best responses

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  • Kukushkin, Nikolai S.

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This paper establishes the acyclicity of Cournot tatonnement in a strategic game with aggregation and monotone best responses, under the broadest assumptions on aggregation rules allowing the Huang-Dubey-Haimanko-Zapechelnyuk-Jensen trick to work and with minimal topological restrictions.

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  • Kukushkin, Nikolai S., 2015. "Cournot tatonnement in aggregative games with monotone best responses," MPRA Paper 66976, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Cournot tatonnement; Cournot potential; aggregative game; monotone best responses;

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

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