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Ambiguous games played by players with ambiguity aversion and minimax regret

Journal Article


Abstract


  • In real-life strategic interactions, a player's belief about the possible payoffs of a strategy profile is often ambiguous due to limited information, and this ambiguity is not be appropriately captured by the traditional game-theoretic framework. In order to address this issue, we introduce a new game model, called an ambiguous game, which incorporates human cognitive factors of ambiguity aversion and minimax regret. Moreover, we also study how the degrees of ambiguity in beliefs about possible payoffs can influence the solutions of an ambiguous game. In particular, we identify the conditions under which a player should release more or less information to his or her opponents. This result provides some insight on how to manage our private information in an ambiguous game, which helps us obtain a better outcome.

UOW Authors


  •   Xiong, Wei (external author)
  •   Luo, Xudong (external author)
  •   Ma, Wenjun (external author)
  •   Zhang, Minjie

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Xiong, W., Luo, X., Ma, W. & Zhang, M. (2014). Ambiguous games played by players with ambiguity aversion and minimax regret. Knowledge-Based Systems, 70 167-176.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84908470128

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/2742

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 9

Start Page


  • 167

End Page


  • 176

Volume


  • 70

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands

Abstract


  • In real-life strategic interactions, a player's belief about the possible payoffs of a strategy profile is often ambiguous due to limited information, and this ambiguity is not be appropriately captured by the traditional game-theoretic framework. In order to address this issue, we introduce a new game model, called an ambiguous game, which incorporates human cognitive factors of ambiguity aversion and minimax regret. Moreover, we also study how the degrees of ambiguity in beliefs about possible payoffs can influence the solutions of an ambiguous game. In particular, we identify the conditions under which a player should release more or less information to his or her opponents. This result provides some insight on how to manage our private information in an ambiguous game, which helps us obtain a better outcome.

UOW Authors


  •   Xiong, Wei (external author)
  •   Luo, Xudong (external author)
  •   Ma, Wenjun (external author)
  •   Zhang, Minjie

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Xiong, W., Luo, X., Ma, W. & Zhang, M. (2014). Ambiguous games played by players with ambiguity aversion and minimax regret. Knowledge-Based Systems, 70 167-176.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84908470128

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/2742

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 9

Start Page


  • 167

End Page


  • 176

Volume


  • 70

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands