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On Essential, (Strictly) Perfect Equilibria

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  • Oriol Carbonell-Nicolau

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It is known that generic games within certain collections of infinite-action normal-form games have only essential equilibria. We point to a difficulty in showing that essential equilibria in generic games are (strictly) perfect, and we identify collections of games whose generic members have only essential and (strictly) perfect equilibria.

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  • Oriol Carbonell-Nicolau, 2012. "On Essential, (Strictly) Perfect Equilibria," Departmental Working Papers 201208, Rutgers University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:rut:rutres:201208
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    1. Oriol Carbonell-Nicolau, 2011. "The Existence of Perfect Equilibrium in Discontinuous Games," Games, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 2(3), pages 1-22, July.
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    1. Oriol Carbonell-Nicolau, 2017. "Perfect Equilibria in Games of Incomplete Information," Departmental Working Papers 201703, Rutgers University, Department of Economics.
    2. Oriol Carbonell-Nicolau & Richard McLean, 2015. "On equilibrium refinements in supermodular games," International Journal of Game Theory, Springer;Game Theory Society, vol. 44(4), pages 869-890, November.

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    Keywords

    infinite normal-form game; equilibrium refinement; essential equilibrium; perfect equilibrium; equilibrium existence;

    JEL classification:

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

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