Potential games and interactive decisions with multiple criteria

M. Voorneveld

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Abstract

Game theory is a mathematical theory for analyzing strategic interaction between decision makers. This thesis covers two game-theoretic topics. The first part of this thesis deals with potential games: noncooperative games in which the information about the goals of the separate players that is required to determine equilibria, can be aggregated into a single function. The structure of different types of potential games is investigated. Congestion problems and the financing of public goods through voluntary contributions are studied in this framework. The second part of the thesis abandons the common assumption that each player is guided by a single goal. It takes into account players who are guided by several, possibly conflicting, objective functions.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Tilburg University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Borm, Peter, Co-promotor
  • Tijs, S.H., Promotor
Award date21 Dec 1999
Place of PublicationTilburg
Publisher
Print ISBNs9056680609
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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Potential games
Multiple criteria
Objective function
Congestion
Financing
Decision maker
Voluntary contributions
Non-cooperative game
Game theory
Strategic interaction

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Voorneveld, M. (1999). Potential games and interactive decisions with multiple criteria. Tilburg: CentER, Center for Economic Research.
Voorneveld, M.. / Potential games and interactive decisions with multiple criteria. Tilburg : CentER, Center for Economic Research, 1999. 246 p.
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