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Obligation rules for minimum cost spanning tree situations and their monotonicity properties

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  • Tijs, Stef
  • Branzei, Rodica
  • Moretti, Stefano
  • Norde, Henk

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We introduce the class of Obligation rules for minimum cost spanning tree situations.The main result of this paper is that such rules are cost monotonic and induce also population monotonic allocation schemes.Another characteristic of Obligation rules is that they assign to a minimum cost spanning tree situation a vector of cost contributions which can be obtained as product of a double stochastic matrix with the cost vector of edges in the optimal tree provided by the Kruskal algorithm.It turns out that the Potters value (P-value) is an element of this class.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal European Journal of Operational Research.

Volume (Year): 175 (2006)
Issue (Month): 1 (November)
Pages: 121-134

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ejores:v:175:y:2006:i:1:p:121-134

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  1. Trudeau, Christian, 2012. "A new stable and more responsive cost sharing solution for minimum cost spanning tree problems," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 75(1), pages 402-412.
  2. Tijs, S.H. & Moretti, S. & Brânzei, R. & Norde, H.W., 2005. "The Bird Core for Minimum Cost Spanning Tree problems Revisited: Monotonicity and Additivity Aspects," Discussion Paper 2005-3, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
  3. Ciftci, B.B. & Tijs, S.H., 2007. "A Vertex Oriented Approach to Minimum Cost Spanning Tree Problems," Discussion Paper 2007-89, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
  4. Bergantiños, Gustavo & Martínez, Ricardo, 2014. "Cost allocation in asymmetric trees," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 237(3), pages 975-987.
  5. Gustavo Bergantiños & Anirban Kar, 2008. "Obligation Rules," Working papers 167, Centre for Development Economics, Delhi School of Economics.
  6. Moretti, S. & Alparslan-Gok, S.Z. & Brânzei, R. & Tijs, S.H., 2008. "Connection Situations under Uncertainty," Discussion Paper 2008-64, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
  7. Moretti, Stefano, 2009. "Game Theory applied to gene expression analysis," Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine 123456789/4922, Paris Dauphine University.
  8. Hougaard, Jens Leth & Tvede, Mich, 2012. "Truth-telling and Nash equilibria in minimum cost spanning tree models," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 222(3), pages 566-570.
  9. Leticia Lorenzo & Silvia Lorenzo-Freire, 2009. "A characterization of Kruskal sharing rules for minimum cost spanning tree problems," International Journal of Game Theory, Springer, vol. 38(1), pages 107-126, March.
  10. Moretti, S. & Tijs, S.H. & Brânzei, R. & Norde, H.W., 2005. "Cost Monotonic "Cost and Charge" Rules for Connection Situations," Discussion Paper 2005-104, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
  11. Bergantiños, Gustavo & Lorenzo, Leticia & Lorenzo-Freire, Silvia, 2011. "A generalization of obligation rules for minimum cost spanning tree problems," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 211(1), pages 122-129, May.
  12. Bergantiños, Gustavo & Kar, Anirban, 2010. "On obligation rules for minimum cost spanning tree problems," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 69(2), pages 224-237, July.
  13. Bergantiños, Gustavo & Vidal-Puga, Juan, 2012. "Characterization of monotonic rules in minimum cost spanning tree problems," MPRA Paper 39994, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  14. Jens Leth Hougaard & Mich Tvede, 2013. "Minimum Cost Connection Networks: Truth-telling and Implementation," MSAP Working Paper Series 03_2013, University of Copenhagen, Department of Food and Resource Economics.
  15. Bergantiños, G. & Gómez-Rúa, M. & Llorca, N. & Pulido, M. & Sánchez-Soriano, J., 2014. "A new rule for source connection problems," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 234(3), pages 780-788.
  16. Gomez-Rua, Maria & Vidal-Puga, Juan, 2006. "No advantageous merging in minimum cost spanning tree problems," MPRA Paper 601, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  17. Gustavo Bergantiños & Leticia Lorenzo & Silvia Lorenzo-Freire, 2010. "The family of cost monotonic and cost additive rules in minimum cost spanning tree problems," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer, vol. 34(4), pages 695-710, April.

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