designing strategic games with preestablished nash equilibrium through artificial inference and global learning

This work presents {novel} results obtained by the application of global optimization techniques to the design of finite, normal form games with mixed strategies. To that end, the Fuzzy ASA global optimization method is applied to several design examples of strategic games, demonstrating its effectiveness in obtaining payoff functions whose corresponding games present a previously established Nash equilibrium. In other words, the game designer becomes able to choose a convenient Nash equilibrium for a generic finite state strategic game and the proposed method computes payoff functions that will realize the desired equilibrium, making it possible for the players to reach the favorable conditions represented by the chosen equilibrium. Considering that game theory is a very useful approach for modeling interactions between competing agents and Nash equilibrium represents a powerful solution concept, it is natural to infer that the proposed method may be very useful for strategists in general. In summary, it is a genuine instance of artificial inference of payoff functions after a process of global machine learning, applied to their numerical components.

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Oliveira, Hime (2021): Designing Strategic Games With Preestablished Nash Equilibrium Through Artificial Inference and Global Learning. Version: 1. Journal of Economics and Statistics. Dataset.