Deductive reasoning in extensive games

Geir B. Asheim, Martin Dufwenberg

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We justify the application to extensive games of a model of deductive reasoning based on three key features: 'caution', 'full belief of opponent rationality', and 'no extraneous restrictions on beliefs'. We apply the model to several examples, and show that it yields novel economic insights. The approach supports forward induction, without necessarily promoting backward induction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)305-325
Number of pages21
JournalEconomic Journal
Issue number487
StatePublished - Apr 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics


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