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The strategy structure of some coalition formation games

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  • Demange, Gabrielle

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In coalitional games with side payments, the core predicts which coalitions form and how benefits are shared. The predictions however run into difficulties if the core is empty or if some coalitions benefit from not blocking truthfully. These difficulties are analyzed in games in which an a priori given collection of coalitions can form, as the collection of pairs of buyer-seller in an assignment game. The incentive properties of the core and of its selections are investigated in function of the collection. Furthermore the relationships with Vickrey-Clarke-Groves mechanisms are drawn.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Games and Economic Behavior.

Volume (Year): 65 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 83-104

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Handle: RePEc:eee:gamebe:v:65:y:2009:i:1:p:83-104

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Keywords: Coalition formation Assignment Two-sided market Manipulability Substitutes Incremental value Vickrey-Clarke-Groves mechanism;

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Cited by:
  1. Oriol Tejada, 2013. "Complements and Substitutes in Generalized Multisided Assignment Economies," CER-ETH Economics working paper series 13/180, CER-ETH - Center of Economic Research (CER-ETH) at ETH Zurich.
  2. Carmelo Rodríguez-Álvarez, 2009. "Strategy-proof coalition formation," International Journal of Game Theory, Springer, vol. 38(3), pages 431-452, November.

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