Public Choice

, Volume 139, Issue 3–4, pp 335–342 | Cite as

The uniqueness of pure-strategy Nash equilibrium in rent-seeking games with risk-averse players



This article proves that if each player’s measure of absolute risk aversion is nonincreasing in his/her wealth, then there exists a unique pure-strategy Nash equilibrium in the general rent-seeking game, where risk-averse players can coexist with risk-neutral players, attitude toward risk can differ among players, and concave production functions for lotteries are not necessarily the same among players.


Rent-seeking Nonincreasing absolute risk aversion Uniqueness 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsNiigata UniversityNiigata-shiJapan

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