International Journal of Game Theory

, Volume 32, Issue 3, pp 387–430

Ordinality in non cooperative games

  • Jean-François Mertens

DOI: 10.1007/s001820400166

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Mertens, JF. Int J Game Theory (2004) 32: 387. doi:10.1007/s001820400166


We first analyse what a conceptual definition of ordinality for non cooperative games should be. The resulting concept is highly abstract and apparently unmanageable. Nevertheless we obtain in a second part a very simple and fully operational characterization. In the last part, this is used to check the ordinality of a number of concepts that have been proposed in the literature.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-François Mertens
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  1. 1.Université Catholique Louvainvoie du Roman Pays 34Louvain-La-NeuveBelgium