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Farsighted Rationality

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  • Karos, Dominik

    (RS: GSBE ETBC, Microeconomics & Public Economics, RS: GSBE Theme Conflict & Cooperation)

  • Kasper, Laura

Abstract

Farsighted deviations are based on agents' abilities to compare the outcome of a farsighted deviation to the status quo. However, agents do not account for deviations by others in case they do not change the status quo; so, they are not fully farsighted. We use extended expectation functions to capture a coalition's belief about subsequent moves of other coalitions in both cases. We provide three stability and optimality axioms on coalition behavior and show that an expectation function satisfies these axioms if and only if it corresponds to an equilibrium of the abstract game that is stable with respect to coalitional deviations. We provide applications of our solution for games in characteristic function form and matching problems.

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  • Karos, Dominik & Kasper, Laura, 2018. "Farsighted Rationality," Research Memorandum 011, Maastricht University, Graduate School of Business and Economics (GSBE).
  • Handle: RePEc:unm:umagsb:2018011
    DOI: 10.26481/umagsb.2018011
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    Cited by:

    1. Mehmet S. Ismail, 2018. "The story of conflict and cooperation," Papers 1808.06750, arXiv.org, revised May 2020.
    2. Kimya, Mert, 0. "Equilibrium coalitional behavior," Theoretical Economics, Econometric Society.

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    JEL classification:

    • C71 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Cooperative Games
    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games

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