By L. S. Shapley (auth.), Abraham Neyman, Sylvain Sorin (eds.)
This quantity is predicated on lectures given on the NATO complex research Institute on "Stochastic video games and Applications," which came about at Stony Brook, manhattan, united states, July 1999. It supplies the editors nice excitement to provide it at the party of L.S. Shapley's 80th birthday, and at the 50th "birthday" of his seminal paper "Stochastic Games," with which this quantity opens. we want to thank NATO for the provide that made the Institute and this quantity attainable, and the heart for online game conception in Economics of the country collage of recent York at Stony Brook for webhosting this occasion. We additionally desire to thank the Hebrew collage of Jerusalem, Israel, for offering carrying on with monetary help, with out which this venture might by no means were accomplished. particularly, we're thankful to our editorial assistant Mike Borns, whose paintings has been crucial. We additionally want to recognize the aid of the Ecole Poly tech nique, Paris, and the Israel technological know-how origin. March 2003 Abraham Neyman and Sylvain Sorin ix STOCHASTIC video games L.S. SHAPLEY college of California at l. a. la, united states 1. advent In a stochastic online game the play proceeds via steps from place to put, in accordance with transition possibilities managed together by way of the 2 players.
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1. ASYMPTOTIC STUDY The first approach leads to the "compact case": under natural assumptions on the action spaces and on the reward function the mixed strategy spaces will be compact for a topology for which the payoff function will be continuous. -m=l rm). In the finite case, this reduces to a game with finitely many pure strategies. ii) the A-discounted game rA(z) with initial state Z and payoff equal to the 30 SYLVAIN SORIN discounted sum of the rewards: In this setup the first task is to find conditions under which: - in the two-person zero-sum case the value will exist; it will be denoted respectively by vn(z) and v),(z); - in the I-player case, equilibria will exist; the corresponding sets of equilibrium payoffs will be denoted by En(z) and E),(z).
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J and')' = lim T(An)r(a>'n,,B>'n)' We can write T(An)(In-+oo (1- An)P(a>'n,,B>'n)) = AnI. Since lim ')'>'n(a>'n,,B>'n) exists, it follows that n-+oo T = lim T(An) exists. n-+oo Then we see that T(I -P(a, ,B)) = O. Hence each row ofT is an invariant distribution with respect to P(a,,B), as in (v) of the previous lemma. But then for suitable ~zl: L ,),(z) = (Tr(a,,B))(z) = L~zliiz(a,,B)r(a,,B) 1=1 L = L~z61(a,,B). 1=1 • As a consequence of this limit theorem we can formulate the following theorem, which can first be found in Schweitzer [11).
Stochastic Games and Applications by L. S. Shapley (auth.), Abraham Neyman, Sylvain Sorin (eds.)