Contests with a Non-Convex Strategy Space

36 Pages Posted: 6 Oct 2018

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Doron Klunover

Ariel University - Department of Economics and Business Administration

John Morgan

University of California, Berkeley - Economic Analysis & Policy Group

Date Written: September 12, 2018

Abstract

We characterize the Nash equilibria of a class of two-player contests with a non-convex strategy space under the usual concavity assumptions. The analysis sheds light on behavior in international conflicts. For instance, it may explain why some attempts to resolve international conflicts have been successful while others have not.

Keywords: Contests; International Conflicts; Non-Convex Strategy Space

JEL Classification: C72; F51

Suggested Citation

Klunover, Doron and Morgan, John, Contests with a Non-Convex Strategy Space (September 12, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3248730 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3248730

Doron Klunover (Contact Author)

Ariel University - Department of Economics and Business Administration ( email )

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John Morgan

University of California, Berkeley - Economic Analysis & Policy Group ( email )

Berkeley, CA 94720
United States
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