Heifetz, Aviad Meier, Martin Schipper, Burkhard C.
Year of Publication:
Working Paper 09-10
We define generalized extensive-form games which allow for mutual unawareness of actions. We extend Pearce's (1984) notion of extensive-form (correlated) rationalizability to this setting, explore its properties and prove existence. We define also a new variant of this solution concept, prudent rationalizability, which refines the set of outcomes induced by extensive-form rationalizable strategies. Finally, we define the normal form of a generalized extensive-form game, and characterize in it extensive-form rationalizability by iterative conditional dominance.
unawareness extensive-form games extensive-form rationalizability prudent rationalizability iterative conditional dominance