Investment under uncertainty, market evolution and coalition spillovers in a game theoretic perspective

J.J.J. Thijssen

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Abstract

The rationality assumption has been the center of neo-classical economics for more than half a century now. In recent years much research has focussed on models of bounded rationality. In this thesis it is argued that both full and bounded rationality can be used for different kind of problems. In the first part full rationality is assumed to analyse technology adoption by firms in a duopolistic and uncertain environment. In the second part, boundedly rational models are developed to study the evolution of market structure in oligopolistic markets as well as price formation on (possibly) incomplete financial markets. The third part of the thesis presents an alternative to the framework of Transferable Utility games in cooperative game theory. The model introduced here explicitly takes into account the outside options that players often have in real-life situations if they choose not to participate in a coalition.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Tilburg University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Talman, A.J.J., Promotor
  • Kort, Peter, Promotor
Award date9 May 2003
Place of PublicationTilburg
Publisher
Print ISBNs9056681141
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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Market evolution
Investment under uncertainty
Spillover
Rationality
Bounded rationality
Incomplete financial markets
Outside options
Neoclassical economics
Price formation
Market structure
Technology adoption
Cooperative game theory
Transferable utility games

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Thijssen, J. J. J. (2003). Investment under uncertainty, market evolution and coalition spillovers in a game theoretic perspective. Tilburg: CentER, Center for Economic Research.
Thijssen, J.J.J.. / Investment under uncertainty, market evolution and coalition spillovers in a game theoretic perspective. Tilburg : CentER, Center for Economic Research, 2003. 242 p.
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Investment under uncertainty, market evolution and coalition spillovers in a game theoretic perspective. / Thijssen, J.J.J.

Tilburg : CentER, Center for Economic Research, 2003. 242 p.

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