• Mahan MJ

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    • Nash equilibria via duality and homological selection

      Arnab Basu Samik Basu Mahan MJ

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      Given a multifunction from 𝑋 to the 𝑘-fold symmetric product Sym$_{k}(X)$, we use the Dold–Thom theorem to establish a homological selection theorem. This is used to establish existence of Nash equilibria. Cost functions in problems concerning the existence of Nash equilibria are traditionally multilinear in the mixed strategies. The main aim of this paper is to relax the hypothesis of multilinearity. We use basic intersection theory, Poincaré duality in addition to the Dold–Thom theorem.

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