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Genericity and Markovian Behavior in Stochastic Games

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  • Hans Haller

    (Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University)

  • Roger Lagunoff

    (Georgetown University)

Abstract

This paper examines Markov Perfect equilibria of general, finite state stochastic games. Our main result is that the number of such equilibria is finite for a set of stochastic game payoffs with full Lebesgue measure. We further discuss extensions to lower dimensional stochastic games like the alternating move game.

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  • Hans Haller & Roger Lagunoff, 1999. "Genericity and Markovian Behavior in Stochastic Games," Game Theory and Information 9901003, EconWPA, revised 03 Jun 1999.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpga:9901003
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    Keywords

    stochastic games; Markov Perfect equilibria; genericity.;

    JEL classification:

    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
    • C73 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Stochastic and Dynamic Games; Evolutionary Games

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