Congestion Games with Player-Specific Payoffs

Authors: 
Igal Milchtaich
Abstract: 

A class of non-cooperative games in which the players share a common set of strategies is described. The payoff a player receives for playing a particular strategy depends only on the total number of playing the same strategy and decreases monotonously with that number in a manner which is specific to the particular player. It is shown that each game in this class possesses at least one Nash equilibrium in pure strategies.

Date: 
October, 1992
Published in: 
Games and Economic Behavior 13 (1996), 111-124
Number: 
15