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The Folk Theorems for Repeated Games: A Synthesis

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  • Jean-Pierre Benoit

    (NYU)

  • Vijay Krishna

    (Penn State)

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We present a synthesis of various folk theorems for repeated games.

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  • Jean-Pierre Benoit & Vijay Krishna, 1996. "The Folk Theorems for Repeated Games: A Synthesis," Game Theory and Information 9601001, EconWPA.
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    • C7 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory
    • D8 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty

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