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Games 2018, 9(3), 42;

The Optimal Strategy in the Minimum Effort Game

Department of Strategic Management and Marketing, Leicester Castle Business School, De Montfort University, Leicester LE1 9BH, UK
Received: 21 May 2018 / Revised: 20 June 2018 / Accepted: 27 June 2018 / Published: 29 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Public Good Games)
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A simple expression is derived for the optimal strategy in the minimum effort game. This maps from player beliefs to an optimal effort level. From this expression the set of Nash equilibria in the game is fully characterized. All Nash equilibria are symmetric and involve at most two actions being played with positive probability. We discuss how our expression for the optimal strategy can help inform on the comparative statics of a change in the number of players and effort cost benefit ratio. View Full-Text
Keywords: weak link game; minimum effort game; Nash equilibrium; beliefs weak link game; minimum effort game; Nash equilibrium; beliefs

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