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Coalition-proofness under weak and strong Pareto dominance

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  • Federico Quartieri

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    This article examines the structure of pure strategy coalition-proof Nash equilibria under weak and strong Pareto dominance in games with strategic complementarities and isotone externalities. The analysis is particularly focused on the following issues: (i) the inclusion relation between the set of coalition-proof Nash equilibria under weak Pareto dominance and the set of coalition-proof Nash equilibria under strong Pareto dominance; (ii) the conditions for the coincidence of the strong (resp. weak) Pareto dominance refinement and the coalition-proofness refinement under strong (resp. weak) Pareto dominance; (iii) the conditions for the uniqueness of a coalition-proof Nash equilibrium under both notions of Pareto dominance. Dual results are stated for games with antitone externalities. Copyright Springer-Verlag 2013

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Social Choice and Welfare.

    Volume (Year): 40 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 2 (February)
    Pages: 553-579

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