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Strategic equilibrium

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  • van Damme, E.E.C.

    (Tilburg University, School of Economics and Management)

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An outcome in a noncooperative game is said to be self-enforcing, or a strategic equilibrium, if, whenever it is recommended to the players, no player has an incentive to deviate from it.This paper gives an overview of the concepts that have been proposed as formalizations of this requirement and of the properties and the applications of these concepts.In particular the paper discusses Nash equilibrium, together with its main coarsenings (correlated equilibrium, rationalizibility) and its main refinements (sequential, perfect, proper, persistent and stable equilibria).There is also an extensive discussion on equilibrium selection.
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  • van Damme, E.E.C., 2002. "Strategic equilibrium," Other publications TiSEM aac2f01c-517a-488c-93cd-a, Tilburg University, School of Economics and Management.
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    1. Fabrizio Germano, 2006. "On some geometry and equivalence classes of normal form games," International Journal of Game Theory, Springer;Game Theory Society, vol. 34(4), pages 561-581, November.
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