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Congestion Network Problems and Related Games

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  • Quant, M.
  • Borm, P.E.M.
  • Reijnierse, J.H.

    (Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research)

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This paper analyzes network problems with congestion effects from a cooperative game theoretic perspective.It is shown that for network problems with convex congestion costs, the corresponding games have a non-empty core.If congestion costs are concave, then the corresponding game has not necessarily core elements, but it is derived that, contrary to the convex congestion situation, there always exist optimal tree networks.Extensions of these results to a class of relaxed network problems and associated games are derived.

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Paper provided by Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research in its series Discussion Paper with number 2003-106.

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Date of creation: 2003
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Handle: RePEc:dgr:kubcen:2003106

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Keywords: cooperative games; network; congestion; core;

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Cited by:
  1. Trudeau, Christian, 2009. "Network flow problems and permutationally concave games," Mathematical Social Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 58(1), pages 121-131, July.
  2. Kleppe, J. & Reijnierse, J.H., 2007. "Public Congestion Network Situations, and Related Games," Discussion Paper 2007-58, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
  3. Bergantiños, G. & Gómez-Rúa, M. & Llorca, N. & Pulido, M. & Sánchez-Soriano, J., 2014. "A new rule for source connection problems," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 234(3), pages 780-788.

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