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On hierarchies and communication

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  • René Brink

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Many economic and political organizations have some relational structure, meaning that participating agents do not only differ with respect to certain individual characteristics such as wealth and preferences, but also belong to some relational structure in which they usually take different positions. Two examples of such structures are communication networks and hierarchies. In the literature, the distinction between these two types of relational structures is not always clear. In models of restricted cooperation, this distinction should be defined by properties of the set of feasible coalitions. We characterize the sets of feasible coalitions in communication networks and compare them with sets of feasible coalitions arising from hierarchies. Copyright The Author(s) 2012

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Volume (Year): 39 (2012)
Issue (Month): 4 (October)
Pages: 721-735

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  1. Encarnación Algaba & René van den Brink, 2013. "Cooperative Games on Accessible Union Stable Systems," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 13-207/II, Tinbergen Institute.
  2. Encarnacion Algaba & Jesus Mario Bilbao & Rene van den Brink, 2011. "Harsanyi Power Solutions for Games on Union Stable Systems," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 11-182/1, Tinbergen Institute.
  3. Béal, Sylvain & Rémila, Eric & Solal, Philippe, 2009. "Average tree solutions and the distribution of Harsanyi dividends," MPRA Paper 17909, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Encarnacion Algaba & Jesus Mario Bilbao & Rene van den Brink & Jorge J. Lopez, 2011. "The Myerson Value and Superfluous Supports in Union Stable Systems," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 11-127/1, Tinbergen Institute.

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