# Repeated Team Games with Absorbing States

Abstract:

Two teams meet every day to play the same matrix game. Every entry in the matrix contains five numbers: a payoff that each player in the first team receives whenever this entry is chosen, a similar payoff for the players of the second team, a probability that once this entry is chosen the game becomes "static", a payoff that each player in the first team receives in each future day if the game becomes "static" by this entry, and a similar payoff for the players of the second team.We prove that every such game has an equilibrium payoff.

Date:

July, 1997

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Number:

152