Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science

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Inspection Games

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27737-5_287-4

Glossary

Deterrence

In an inspection game, deterrence is said to be achieved by a Nash equilibrium in which the inspectee behaves legally, or in accordance with the agreed rule.

Extensive form

The extensive form of a noncooperative game is a graphical representation which describes a succession of moves by different players, including chance moves, and which can handle quite intricate information patterns.

Inspector leadership

Leadership in inspection games is a strategic concept by which, through persuasive announcement of her strategy, the inspector can achieve deterrence.

Mixed strategy

A mixed strategy for a player in a noncooperative game is a probability distribution over that player’s pure strategies.

Nash equilibrium

A Nash equilibrium in a noncooperative game is a specification of strategies for all players with the property that no player has an incentive to deviate unilaterally from her specified strategy. A solutionof a noncooperative game is a Nash equilibrium which is...

Keywords

Nash Equilibrium International Atomic Energy Agency Mixed Strategy Pure Strategy Equilibrium Strategy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Armed Forces University MunichNeubibergGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Chemistry and Dynamics of the GeosphereForschungszentrum JülichJülichGermany