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The attack and defense game is a game in which an attacker (a group of attackers) has an incentive to revise the status quo and a defender (a group of defenders) wants to protect it. The asymmetry in objectives creates incompatible interests and results in a mixed-strategy Nash equilibrium. However, this equilibrium could be heavily impacted by behavioral considerations.


ESI Working Paper 19-17

This article was later published as

Sheremeta, R. M. (2019). The attack and defense games.Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 42, e140. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X19000931



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