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Mutual support in games: Some properties of Berge equilibria

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posted on 22.09.2011, 10:43 by Andrew M. Colman, Tom W. Körner, Olivier Musy, Tarik Tazdaït
The Berge equilibrium concept formalizes mutual support among players motivated by the altruistic social value orientation in games. We prove some basic results for Berge equilibria and their relations to Nash equilibria, and we provide a straightforward method for finding Berge equilibria in n-player games. We explore some specific examples, and we explain how the Berge equilibrium provides a compelling model of cooperation in social dilemmas. We show that the Berge equilibrium also explains coordination in some common interest games and is partially successful in explaining the payoff dominance phenomenon, and we comment that the theory of team reasoning provides alternative solutions to these problems.

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Citation

Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 2011, 55 (2), pp. 166-175

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Published in

Journal of Mathematical Psychology

Publisher

Elsevier

issn

0022-2496

Copyright date

2011

Available date

22/09/2011

Publisher version

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022249611000125

Language

en