Economic Theory

, Volume 35, Issue 3, pp 539–553 | Cite as

Conditions for equivalence between sequentiality and subgame perfection

  • Carlos González PimientaEmail author
  • Cristian M. Litan
Research Article


We characterize the class of finite extensive forms for which the sets of Subgame Perfect and Sequential equilibrium strategy profiles coincide for any possible payoff function. In addition, we identify the class of finite extensive forms for which the outcomes induced by these two solution concepts coincide.


Extensive form Sequential equilibrium Subgame perfect equilibrium 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos González Pimienta
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Cristian M. Litan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversidad Carlos III de MadridGetafe (Madrid)Spain
  2. 2.School of EconomicsUniversity of New South WalesSydneyAustralia

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