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Waiver, Effectivity and Rights as Game Forms

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  • Deb, Rajat
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    This paper introduces the concept of a waiver function of a game form: a function that measures the extent to which one can leave choice to others. This is compared with the concept of effectively function used to measure the power of coalitions within a game form. The author shows that under some circumstances either function can be used to capture the notion of rights underlying game forms. Copyright 1994 by The London School of Economics and Political Science.

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    Article provided by London School of Economics and Political Science in its journal Economica.

    Volume (Year): 61 (1994)
    Issue (Month): 242 (May)
    Pages: 167-78

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    Handle: RePEc:bla:econom:v:61:y:1994:i:242:p:167-78

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    1. Eric Maskin & Tomas Sjostrom, 2001. "Implementation Theory," Economics Working Papers 0006, Institute for Advanced Study, School of Social Science.
    2. Ben McQuillin & Robert Sugden, 2011. "The representation of alienable and inalienable rights: games in transition function form," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer, vol. 37(4), pages 683-706, October.
    3. Sebastian Bervoets, 2005. "Freedom of Choice in a Social Context: Comparing Games Forms," IDEP Working Papers 0503, Institut d'economie publique (IDEP), Marseille, France, revised Jan 2005.
    4. van Hees, Martin, 1999. "Liberalism, Efficiency, and Stability: Some Possibility Results," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 88(2), pages 294-309, October.

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