Approximating nash-equilibria in nonzero-sum games

Altman, Eitan ; Haurie, Alain ; Moresino, Francesco ; Pourtallier, Odile

In: International game theory review, 2000/2/2/3/155-172

This paper deals with the approximation of Nash equilibria in m-player games. We present conditions under which an approximating sequence of games admits near-equilibria that approximate near-equilibria in the limit game. We apply the results to two classes of games: (i) a duopoly game approximated by a sequence of matrix games, and (ii) a stochastic game played under the S-adapted information... More

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    This paper deals with the approximation of Nash equilibria in m-player games. We present conditions under which an approximating sequence of games admits near-equilibria that approximate near-equilibria in the limit game. We apply the results to two classes of games: (i) a duopoly game approximated by a sequence of matrix games, and (ii) a stochastic game played under the S-adapted information structure approximated by games played over a sampled event tree. Numerical illustrations show the usefulness of this approximation theory