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International Review of Economics

, Volume 54, Issue 2, pp 225–247 | Cite as

Anonymity in nonatomic games

  • Lorenzo RoccoEmail author
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Abstract

This paper purpose is twofold. First, it offers a critical review of the proofs of existence of pure strategy Nash Equilibria in nonatomic games. In particular, it focuses on the alternative ways of formalizing the critical assumption of anonymity. Second, the paper proves the existence of pure strategy Nash Equilibria by relaxing anonymity and allowing instead for “limited anonymity” (i.e. players’ decisions depend on the average strategy of a finite number of players’ subsets and not on the average strategy of the whole set of players). (JEL: C72, C79)

Keywords

nonatomic games Nash equilibrium anonymity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of PaduaPaduaItaly

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