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Bayesian and Consistent Assessments

  • Carlos Pimienta

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    (School of Economics, The University of New South Wales)

In a Bayesian assessment beliefs are computed from the strategy profile following Bayes’ rule at positive probability information sets and for every subgame. We characterize the set of extensive-forms (extensive-form games without a payoff assignment) for which the sets of Bayesian assessments and consistent assessments coincide. In doing so we disentangle the different restrictions imposed by consistency across information sets.

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Paper provided by School of Economics, The University of New South Wales in its series Discussion Papers with number 2009-13.

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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2009
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Handle: RePEc:swe:wpaper:2009-13
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