Metagame Strategies of Nation-States, with Application to Cross-Strait Relations
Metagames (Howard, 1968), a class of formal models in game theory, model the behavior of players who predict each other’s conditional strategies recursively. We present a framework for three-player games based on metagame theory. This framework is well-suited to the analysis of nation-states, especially when the analyst wishes to make few assumptions about the level of recursive reasoning and the preference orderings of players.
KeywordsNash Equilibrium Solution Concept Inequity Aversion Conditional Strategy Brute Force Search
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