International Journal of Game Theory

, Volume 32, Issue 3, pp 387-430

First online:

Ordinality in non cooperative games

  • Jean-François MertensAffiliated withUniversité Catholique Louvain, voie du Roman Pays 34

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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.