On the convergence of finite state mean-field games through Γ-convergence

Rita C. Ferreira, Diogo A. Gomes

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In this study, we consider the long-term convergence (trend toward an equilibrium) of finite state mean-field games using Γ-convergence. Our techniques are based on the observation that an important class of mean-field games can be viewed as the Euler-Lagrange equation of a suitable functional. Therefore, using a scaling argument, one can convert a long-term convergence problem into a Γ-convergence problem. Our results generalize previous results related to long-term convergence for finite state problems. © 2014 Elsevier Inc.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-230
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 2014

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Acknowledgements: R. Ferreira was supported partially by the Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia (Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology) through grants SFRH/BPD/81442/2011 and PEst-OE/MAT/UIO297/2011 (CMA).Comes was supported partially by CAMGSD-LARSys through FCT and by grants PTDC/MAT-CAL/0749/2012, UTACMU/MAT/0007/2009, PTDC/MAT/114397/2009, and UTAustin/MAT/0057/2008.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analysis
  • Applied Mathematics


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