The hedgehog's dilemma

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This paper develops a basic model of closeness where people have optimal distances they want to keep from each other. When optimal distances differ, mixed strategies are inevitable in equilibrium. This may lead to unique and completely one-sided equilibrium outcomes where some cannot obtain anything except for what is best for others.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)184-196
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Mathematical Economics
StatePublished - May 2019


  • Distance
  • Emotion
  • Mixed strategy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Applied Mathematics


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