Econometrica: Mar 2010, Volume 78, Issue 2

Mechanism Games With Multiple Principals and Three or More Agents

https://doi.org/10.3982/ECTA7005
p. 791-801

Takuro Yamashita

We consider a class of mechanism games in which there are multiple principals and three or more agents. For a mechanism game in this class, a sort of folk theorem holds: there is a threshold value for each of the principals such that an allocation is achieved at a pure‐strategy sequential equilibrium of the game if and only if (i) it is incentive compatible and (ii) it attains an expected utility for each principal that is greater than or equal to the threshold value for the principal.

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