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Equilibrium Selection in Global Games with Strategic Substitutes

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  • Rodrigo J. Harrison

    (UTFSM Chile and Georgetown University USA)

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This paper proves an equilibrium selection result for a class of games with strategic substitutes. Specifically, for a general class of binary action, N-player games, we prove that each such game has a unique equilibrium strategy profile. Using a global game approach first introduced by Carlsson and van Damme (1993), recent selection results apply to games with strategic complementarities. The present paper uses the same approach but removes the assumption of perfect symmetry in the dominance region of the players' payoffs. Instead we assume that players are ordered such that asymmetric dominance regions overlapped sequentially. This allow us to extend selection results to a class of games with strategic substitutes.

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  • Rodrigo J. Harrison, 2003. "Equilibrium Selection in Global Games with Strategic Substitutes," Game Theory and Information 0306003, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpga:0306003
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    1. Harrison, Rodrigo & Jara-Moroni, Pedro, 2015. "A dominance solvable global game with strategic substitutes," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 57(C), pages 1-11.
    2. repec:use:tkiwps:2424 is not listed on IDEAS

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    Keywords

    Global Games; Equilibrium Selection; Strategic Substitutes.;

    JEL classification:

    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
    • D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design
    • H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods

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