KTH Matematik  

Matematisk Statistik

Tid: 22 september 2014 kl 15.15-16.00.

Rum 3721, Institutionen för matematik, KTH, Lindstedtsvägen 25, plan 5. Karta!

Föredragshållare: Jörgen Weibull

Titel: Tenable strategy blocks and settled equilibria

Abstract When people interact in familiar settings, social conventions usually develop so that people tend to disregard alternatives outside the convention. For rational players to usually restrict attention to a block of conventional strategies, no player should prefer to deviate from the block when others are likely to act conventionally and rationally inside the block. We explore two setvalued concepts, coarsely and finely tenable blocks, that formalize this notion for finite normal-form games. We then identify settled equilibria, which are Nash equilibria with support in minimal tenable blocks. For a generic class of normal-form games, our coarse and fine concepts are equivalent, and yet they differ from standard solution concepts on open sets of games. We demonstrate the nature and power of the solutions by way of examples. Settled equilibria are closely related to persistent equilibria but are strictly more selective on an open set of simple games.

Joint work with Roger Myerson.

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