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An Overview of Coalitions and Networks Formation Models for Economic Applications

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  • Marco A. Marini

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    (Department of Economics, University of Urbino, Urbino, (Italy))

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This paper presents some recent developments in the theory of coalition and network formation. For this purpose, a few major equilibrium concepts recently introduced to model the formation of coalition structures and networks among players are brie?y reviewed and discussed. Some economic applications are also illustrated to give the ?avour of the type of predictions such models are able to provide.

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Paper provided by CREI Università degli Studi Roma Tre in its series Working Papers with number 0707.

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Length: 88 pages
Date of creation: 2007
Date of revision: 2007
Handle: RePEc:rcr:wpaper:07_07

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Keywords: Coalitions; Networks; Core; Games with Externalities; Endogenous Coalition Formation; Pairwise Stability; Stable Networks; Link Formation.;

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  1. David Bartolini & Alberto Zazzaro, 2009. "Are antitrust fines friendly to competition? An endogenous coalition formation approach to collusive cartels," Mo.Fi.R. Working Papers 19, Money and Finance Research group (Mo.Fi.R.) - Univ. Politecnica Marche - Dept. Economic and Social Sciences.

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