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An Ordinal Shapley Value for Economic Environments (Revised Version)

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We propose a new solution concept to address the problem of sharing a surplus among the agents generating it. The problem is formulated in the preferences-endowments space. The solution is defined recursively, incorporating notions of consistency and fairness and relying on properties satisfied by the Shapley value for Transferable Utility (TU) games. We show a solution exists, and call it the Ordinal Shapley value (OSV). We characterize the OSV using the notion of coalitional dividends, and furthermore show it is monotone and anonymous. Finally, similarly to the weighted Shapely value for TU games, we construct a weighted OSV as well.

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Paper provided by Unitat de Fonaments de l'Anàlisi Econòmica (UAB) and Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica (CSIC) in its series UFAE and IAE Working Papers with number 634.04.

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Date of creation: 14 Dec 2004
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Handle: RePEc:aub:autbar:634.04

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Keywords: Non-Transferable utility games; Shapley value; Ordinal Shapley value; consistency; fairness.;

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  1. David Pérez-Castrillo & David Wettstein, 2005. "Implementation of the Ordinal Shapley Value for a Three-agent Economy," Working Papers 167, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.

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