Heller, Yuval (2009): Perfect correlated equilibria in stopping games.
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We define a new solution concept for an undiscounted dynamic game - a perfect uniform normal-form constant-expectation correlated approximate equilibrium with a canonical and universal correlation device. This equilibrium has the following appealing properties: (1) “Trembling-hand” perfectness - players do not use non-credible threats; (2) Uniformness - it is an approximate equilibrium in any long enough finite-horizon game and in any discounted game with a high enough discount factor; (3) Normal-form correlation - The strategy of a player depends on a private signal he receives before the game starts (which can be induced by “cheap-talk” among the players); (4) Constant expectation - The expected payoff of each player almost does not change when he receives his signal; (5) Universal correlation device - the device does not depend on the specific parameters of the game. (6) Canonical - each signal is equivalent to a strategy. We demonstrate the use of this equilibrium by proving its existence in every undiscounted multi-player stopping game.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Perfect correlated equilibria in stopping games|
|Keywords:||stochastic games, stopping games, correlated equilibrium, perfect equilibrium, Ramsey Theorem.|
|Subjects:||C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C7 - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory > C73 - Stochastic and Dynamic Games ; Evolutionary Games ; Repeated Games|
|Depositing User:||Yuval Heller|
|Date Deposited:||11. Sep 2009 06:37|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 02:55|
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