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# Existence and uniqueness of maximizing measures for robust classes of local diffeomorphisms

• We prove existence of maximal entropy measures for an open set of non-uniformly expanding local diffeomorphisms on a compact Riemannian manifold. In this context the topological entropy coincides with the logarithm of the degree, and these maximizing measures are eigenmeasures of the transfer operator. When the map is topologically mixing, the maximizing measure is unique and positive on every open set.
Mathematics Subject Classification: Primary: 37D25, 37D35, 37A35; Secondary: 37A60.

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