## Abstract

We study a discrete-time finite-horizon two-player nonzero-sum stopping game where the filtration of Player 1 is richer than the filtration of Player 2. A major difficulty which is caused by the information asymmetry is that Player 2 may not know whether Player 1 has already stopped the game or not. Furthermore, the classical backward-induction approach is not applicable in the current setup. This is because when the informed player decides not to stop, he reveals information to the uninformed player, and hence the decision of the uninformed player at time t may be determined not only by the play after time t, but also by the play before time t. In the current work we initially show that the expected utility of Player 2 will remain the same even if he knows whether Player 1 has already stopped. Then, this result is applied in order to prove that, under appropriate conditions, a recursive construction in the style of Hamad\`ene and Zhang (2010) converges to a pure-strategy Nash equilibrium.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 3289-3301 |

Number of pages | 13 |

Journal | SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization |

Volume | 60 |

Issue number | 6 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - 2022 |

Externally published | Yes |

## Keywords

- Dynkin games
- Nash equilibrium
- asymmetric information
- nonzero-sum games