Contests with a constrained choice set of effort

Doron Klunover, John Morgan

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We consider a symmetric two-player contest, in which the choice set of effort is constrained. We apply a fundamental property of the payoff function to show that, under standard assumptions, there exists a unique Nash equilibrium in pure strategies. It is shown that all equilibria are near the unconstrained equilibrium. Perhaps surprisingly, this is not the case when players have different prize evaluations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number109559
JournalEconomics Letters
StatePublished - Nov 2020


  • Constrained choice set of effort
  • Contests


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