strictly dominant strategy

strictly dominant strategy

[¦strik·lē ¦däm·ə·nənt ′strad·ə·jē]
(mathematics)
Relative to a given pure strategy for one player of a game, a second pure strategy for that player that has a greater payoff than the given strategy for any pure strategy of the opposing player.
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Thus, if legislator 1 is the proposer and she prefers legislator 2 to legislator 3, then she has a strictly dominant strategy to offer 1/3 to legislator 2 and 0 to legislator 3.
It follows from assumption 4 and the continuation values described above (1/6 + 1/2c [greater than or equal to] 1/3 [greater than] 1/6) that it is a strictly dominant strategy for a legislator to vote for any coalition in which she is included and to vote against otherwise.
Thus, in the penultimate period it is a strictly dominant strategy for any member of the ruling coalition to vote for any proposal in which she receives at least 2/3 5/12 = 1/4.
The confidence procedure makes it a strictly dominant strategy for proposers to offer 1/4 to their coalition partner and keep 3/4 for themselves.