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One against all in the fictitious play process

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  • Sela, Aner


    (Ben Gurion University)

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    There are only few "positive" results concerning multi-person games with the fictitious play property, that is, games in which every fictitious play process approaches the set of equilibria. In this paper we chararcterize classes of multi-person games with the fictitious play property. We consider an (n+1) player game {0,1,2,...,n} based on n two-person sub-games. In each of these sub-games player 0 plays against one of the other players. Player 0 is regulated, so that he must choose the same strategy in all n sub-games. we show that if all sub-games are either zero-sum ganes, weighted potential games, or games with identical payoff functions, then the fictitious play property holds for the associated game.

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    Paper provided by Sonderforschungsbereich 504, Universität Mannheim & Sonderforschungsbereich 504, University of Mannheim in its series Sonderforschungsbereich 504 Publications with number 97-09.

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    Length: 19 pages
    Date of creation: 01 Jun 1997
    Handle: RePEc:xrs:sfbmaa:97-09
    Note: Financial support from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, SFB 504, at the University of Mannheim, is gratefully acknowledged.
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