Unformatted text preview: U runs a clean campaign and S runs a dirty campaign, then the attack ads will succeed. If, however, U runs a dirty campaign and S runs a clean campaign, U will lose his credibility as a clean candidate and S will garner a sympathy vote as a reformed sinner. The scoundrel ranks the possible outcomes from best to worst as: to go unchallenged (let the payoff to this be 4); winning if challenged regardless of the type of campaign he runs (let the payoff to this be 3); to stay out of the race (which has a payoff of 0); and losing regardless of the type of campaign run (-2). The upstanding candidate ranks the outcomes as: to go unchallenged (4); winning a clean race (3); not entering the race (0); winning a dirty campaign (-2); losing when running a clean campaign (-3); and, worst of all, losing after conducting a dirty campaign (-4). The strategic form for this interaction is: S D I O D-2,-2-4,3 4,0 U I-3,3 3,-2 4,0 O 0,4 0,4 0,0...
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- Fall '10
- Game Theory, attack, dirty campaign