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Title: Nash equilibria in fisher market
Authors: ADSUL, B
BABU, CS
GARG, J
MEHTA, R
SOHONI, M
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN
Citation: ALGORITHMIC GAME THEORY,6386,30-41
Abstract: Much work has been done on the computation of market equilibria. However due to strategic play by buyers, it is not clear whether these are actually observed in the market. Motivated by the observation that a buyer may derive a better payoff by feigning a different utility function and thereby manipulating the Fisher market equilibrium, we formulate the Fisher market game in which buyers strategize by posing different utility functions. We show that existence of a conflict-free allocation is a necessary condition for the Nash equilibria (NE) and also sufficient for the symmetric NE in this game. There are many NE with very different payoffs, and the Fisher equilibrium payoff is captured at a symmetric NE. We provide a complete polyhedral characterization of all the NE for the two-buyer market game. Surprisingly, all the NE of this game turn out to be symmetric and the corresponding payoffs constitute a piecewise linear concave curve. We also study the correlated equilibria of this game and show that third-party mediation does not help to achieve a better payoff than NE payoffs.
URI: http://dspace.library.iitb.ac.in/xmlui/handle/10054/15313
http://hdl.handle.net/100/2038
ISBN: 978-3-642-16169-8
ISSN: 0302-9743
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