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The consensus value: A new solution concept for cooperative games

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  • Ju, Y.

    (Tilburg University)

  • Borm, P.E.M.

    (Tilburg University)

  • Ruys, P.H.M.

    (Tilburg University)

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By generalizing the standard solution for 2-person games into n-person cases, this paper develops a new solution concept for cooperative games: the consensus value.We characterize the consensus value as the unique function that satisfies efficiency, symmetry, the quasi dummy property and additivity.By means of the transfer property, a second characterization is provided.By defining the stand-alone reduced game, a recursive formula for the value is established.We also show that this value is the average of the Shapley value and the equal surplus solution.Furthermore, we discuss a possible generalization.

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Paper provided by Tilburg University in its series Open Access publications from Tilburg University with number urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-195202.

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Date of creation: 2007
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Publication status: Published in Social Choice and Welfare (2007) v.28, p.685-703
Handle: RePEc:ner:tilbur:urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-195202

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