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A Strategic Implementation of the Average Tree Solution for Cycle-Free Graph Games

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  • Rene van den Brink

    (VU University Amsterdam)

  • Gerard van der Laan

    (VU University Amsterdam)

  • Nigel Moes

    (VU University Amsterdam)

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In this note we provide a strategic implementation of the average tree solution for zero-monotonic cycle-free graph games. That is, we propose a non-cooperative mechanism of which the unique subgame perfect equilibrium payoffs correspond to the average hierarchical outcome of the game. This mechanism takes into account that a player is only able to communicate with other players (i.e., to make proposals about a division of the surplus of cooperation) when they are connected in the graph.

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Paper provided by Tinbergen Institute in its series Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers with number 12-050/1.

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Date of creation: 07 May 2012
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Handle: RePEc:dgr:uvatin:20120050

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Keywords: implementation; cycle-free graph game; tree game; hierarchical outcome; average tree solution; weighted hierarchical outcome;

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