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Large Distributional Games with Traits

  • M. Ali Khan

    (Department of Economics, Johns Hopkins University)

  • Kali P. Rath

    (Department of Economics, University of Notre Dame)

  • Haomiao Yu


    (Department of Economics, Ryerson University)

  • Yongchao Zhang

    (School of Economics, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)

A comprehensive theory of large strategic games with (socioeconomic and biological) traits (LSGT) has recently been presented in Khan et al. (2012 a and b), and in this paper, we present a reformulation pertaining to large distributional games with traits (LDGT). In addition to a generalization of work initiated and advocated by Mas-Colell (1984), we delineate the role of saturated spaces, as studied in Keisler-Sun (2009) in the reformulated theory, and consider questions pertaining to \lq\lq realizations" of equilibrium distributions that were not previously asked.

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Paper provided by Ryerson University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 037.

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Date of creation: Dec 2012
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  1. M Ali Khan & Yeneng Sun, 1996. "Non-Cooperative Games with Many Players," Economics Working Paper Archive 382, The Johns Hopkins University,Department of Economics.
  2. M. Ali Khan & Kali P. Rath & Yeneng Sun & Haomiao Yu, 2012. "Large Games with a Bio-Social Typology," Working Papers 035, Ryerson University, Department of Economics.
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