Dynamic Games and Applications

, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp 315–351 | Cite as

One-Dimensional Stationary Mean-Field Games with Local Coupling

  • Diogo A. Gomes
  • Levon Nurbekyan
  • Mariana Prazeres


A standard assumption in mean-field game (MFG) theory is that the coupling between the Hamilton–Jacobi equation and the transport equation is monotonically non-decreasing in the density of the population. In many cases, this assumption implies the existence and uniqueness of solutions. Here, we drop that assumption and construct explicit solutions for one-dimensional MFGs. These solutions exhibit phenomena not present in monotonically increasing MFGs: low-regularity, non-uniqueness, and the formation of regions with no agents.


Mean-field games Stationary problems Dynamic games 

Mathematics Subject Classification

91A13 91A25 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CEMSE Division and KAUST SRI, Uncertainty Quantification Center in Computational Science and EngineeringKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)ThuwalSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.CEMSE DivisionKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)ThuwalSaudi Arabia

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