A Canonical Model for Interactive Unawareness

Martin Meier, Aviad Heifetz, Burkhard Schipper

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Abstract

Heifetz, Meier and Schipper [Heifetz, A., Meier, M., Schipper, B.C., 2006a. Interactive unawareness, J. Econ. Theory 130, 78–94; Heifetz, A., Meier, M., Schipper, B.C., 2006b. Unawareness, beliefs and games. Mimeo] introduced unawareness structures. These are generalized state-space models that allow for non-trivial unawareness among several individuals and strong properties of knowledge. We show that a canonical unawareness structure arises naturally if states consist of maximally consistent sets of formulas in an appropriate axiom system. As a corollary, we obtain a strong soundness and completeness theorem for this axiom system with respect to the class of unawareness structures.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)304-324
JournalGames and Economic Behavior
Volume62
Issue number1
Early online date30 Aug 2007
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008

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