Uniform Folk Theorems in Repeated Anonymous Random Matching Games

Deb, Joyee, Gonzalez-Diaz, Julio and Renault, Jérôme (2016) Uniform Folk Theorems in Repeated Anonymous Random Matching Games. Games and Economic Behavior, 100. pp. 1-23.

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Official URL: http://tse-fr.eu/pub/31314


We study infinitely repeated anonymous random matching games played by communities of players, who only observe the outcomes of their own matches. It is well known that cooperation can be sustained in equilibrium for the prisoner's dilemma, but little is known beyond this game. We study a new equilibrium concept, strongly uniform equilibrium (SUE), which refines uniform equilibrium (UE) and has additional properties. We establish folk theorems for general games and arbitrary number of communities. We extend the results to a setting with imperfect private monitoring, for the case of two communities. We also show that it is possible for some players to get equilibrium payoffs that are outside the set of individually rational and feasible payoffs of the stage game. As a by-product of our analysis, we prove that, in general repeated games with finite players, actions, and signals, the sets of UE and SUE payoffs coincide.

Item Type: Article
Language: English
Date: November 2016
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anonymous random matching, Uniform equilibria, Repeated games
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2017 10:20
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2018 13:24
OAI ID: oai:tse-fr.eu:31314
URI: http://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/22697

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