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Imperfectly observable commitments in n-player games

  • Georg Kirchsteiger
  • Werner Güth
  • Klaus Ritzberger

In a two-stage extensive form game where followers can observe moves by leaders only with noise, pure subgame perfect Nash equilibria of the limiting game without noise may not survive arbitrarily small noise. Still, for generic games, there is always at least one subgame perfect equilibrium outcome of the game with no noise that is approximated by equilibrium outcomes of games with small noise. This, however, depends crucially on generic payoffs.

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Paper provided by ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles in its series ULB Institutional Repository with number 2013/5907.

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Date of creation: Apr 1998
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Publication status: Published in: Games and Economic Behavior (1998) v.23 n° 1,p.54-74
Handle: RePEc:ulb:ulbeco:2013/5907
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