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Government versus opposition: Who should be who in the 16th German Bundestag?

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  • Dinko Dimitrov

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    (Institute of Mathematical Economics, Bielefeld University)

  • Claus-Jochen Haake

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    (Institute of Mathematical Economics, Bielefeld University)

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We model the process of coalition formation in the 16th German Bundestag as a hedonic coalition formation game. In order to induce players' preferences in the game we apply the Shapley value of the simple game describing all winning coalitions in the Bundestag. Using different stability notions for hedonic games we prove that the "most" stable government is formed by the Union Parties together with the Social Democratic Party.

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Paper provided by Bielefeld University, Center for Mathematical Economics in its series Working Papers with number 375.

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Length: 10 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2005
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Handle: RePEc:bie:wpaper:375

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Keywords: coalition formation; Shapley value; simple games; winning coalitions;

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  1. Georg Kirchsteiger & Clemens Puppe, 1997. "On the Formation of Political Coalitions," Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE), Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, vol. 153(2), pages 293-, June.
  2. Tayfun Sönmez & Suryapratim Banerjee & Hideo Konishi, 2001. "Core in a simple coalition formation game," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer, vol. 18(1), pages 135-153.
  3. Dinko Dimitrov & Shao Chin Sung, 2006. "A Taxonomy of Myopic Stability Concepts for Hedonic Games," Working Papers 2006.10, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
  4. Bogomolnaia, Anna & Jackson, Matthew O., 2002. "The Stability of Hedonic Coalition Structures," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 38(2), pages 201-230, February.
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  1. repec:ebl:ecbull:v:4:y:2006:i:12:p:1-6 is not listed on IDEAS
  2. Baris Ciftci & Dinko Dimitrov, 2006. "Stable coalition structures in simple games with veto control," Working Papers 384, Bielefeld University, Center for Mathematical Economics.
  3. Dinko Dimitrov, 2006. "Top coalitions, common rankings, and semistrict core stability," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 4(12), pages 1-6.
  4. Dominik Karos, 2012. "Coalition Formation in Generalized Apex Games," Working Papers 2012.38, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
  5. Dinko Dimitrov & Claus-Jochen Haake, 2006. "Coalition formation in simple games: The semistrict core," Working Papers 378, Bielefeld University, Center for Mathematical Economics.
  6. Dimitrov, Dinko & Haake, Claus-Jochen, 2008. "Stable governments and the semistrict core," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 62(2), pages 460-475, March.
  7. Dinko Dimitrov & Claus-Jochen Haake, 2006. "A note on the paradox of smaller coalitions," Working Papers 386, Bielefeld University, Center for Mathematical Economics.
  8. Dominik Karos, 2013. "Bargaining and Power," Working Papers 2013.63, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
  9. Dominik Karos, 2013. "Coalition Formation in General Apex Games," Economics Series Working Papers 680, University of Oxford, Department of Economics.

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