The paper is a survey written for the Sixth World congress of the Econometric Society. It is devoted largely to a discussion of the progress made in the last decade in understanding the structure of self-enforcing agreements in discounted supergames of complete information. Perfect and imperfect monitoring models are considered in turn, with attention given to the case of substantial impatience as well as to the various “folk theorems.” The emphasis is on the features of constrained-optimal perfect equilibria, causes of ineﬀiciency, and some relationships among diﬀerent strands of the literature. The remainder of the paper is a critical and comparative consideration of recent work on renegotiation in repeated games.
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