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Two More Classes of Games with the Fictitious Play Property

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  • Ulrich Berger

    (Vienna University of Economics)

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Fictitious play is the oldest and most studied learning process for games. Since the already classical result for zero-sum games, convergence of beliefs to the set of Nash equilibria has been established for some important classes of games, including weighted potential games, supermodular games with diminishing returns, and 3x3 supermodular games. Extending these results, we establish convergence for ordinal potential games and quasi-supermodular games with diminishing returns. As a by-product we obtain convergence for 3xm and 4x4 quasi-supermodular games.

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  • Ulrich Berger, 2004. "Two More Classes of Games with the Fictitious Play Property," Game Theory and Information 0408003, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    Fictitious Play; Learning Process; Ordinal Potential Games; Quasi-Supermodular Games;

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    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
    • D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief; Unawareness

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