The algebraic geometry of perfect and sequential equilibrium: an extension

Xiao Luo, Xuewen Qian, Yang Sun

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We extend the generic equivalence result of Blume and Zame (Econometrica 62:783–794, 1994) to a broader context of perfectly and sequentially rational strategic behavior (including equilibrium and nonequilibrium behavior) through a unifying solution concept of “mutually acceptable course of action” (MACA) proposed by Greenberg et al. (Econ Theory 40:91–112, 2009. As a by-product, we show, in the affirmative, Dekel et al.’s (J Econ Theory 89:165–185, 1999) conjecture on the generic equivalence between the sequential and perfect versions of rationalizable self-confirming equilibrium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)579-601
Number of pages23
JournalEconomic Theory
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021


  • Extensive forms
  • Generic payoffs
  • MACA
  • Perfect rationality
  • Semi-algebraic sets
  • Sequential rationality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics


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