Equilibrium in a war of attrition with an option to fight decisively

Geofferey Jiyun Kim, Bara Kim, Jeongsim Kim

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We develop a symmetric incomplete-information continuous-time two-player war-of-attrition game with an option to fight decisively. We show that there exists an essentially unique symmetric Bayesian Nash equilibrium. Under equilibrium, the game does not end immediately, and a costly delay persists even with the availability of the fighting option that ends the game if chosen. In addition, there exists a critical time in which a fight occurs unless a player resigns before that time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)326-330
Number of pages5
JournalOperations Research Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jul


  • Bayesian Nash equilibrium
  • Incomplete information
  • War of attrition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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