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Nonanonymity and sensitivity of computable simple games

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  • H. Reiju Mihara

    (Kagawa University)

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This paper investigates algorithmic computability of simple games (voting games). It shows that (i) games with a finite carrier are computable, (ii) computable games have both finite winning coalitions and cofinite losing coalitions, and (iii) computable games violate any conceivable notion of anonymity, including finite anonymity and measurebased anonymity. The paper argues that computable games are excluded from the intuitive class of gniceh infinite games, employing the notion of ginsensitivityh\-equal treatment of any two coalitions that differ only on a finite set.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Game Theory and Information with number 0310006.

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Length: 15 pages
Date of creation: 31 Oct 2003
Date of revision: 01 Jun 2004
Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpga:0310006

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Keywords: Voting games; infinitely many players; ultrafilters; recursion theory; Turing computability; finite carriers; finite winning coalitions; algorithms;

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  1. H. Reiju Mihara, 1994. "Anonymity and Neutrality in Arrow's Theorem with Restricted Coalition Algebras," Public Economics 9411001, EconWPA, revised 22 Nov 1994.
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Cited by:
  1. Kumabe, Masahiro & Mihara, H. Reiju, 2006. "Computability of simple games: A characterization and application to the core," MPRA Paper 437, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Kumabe, Masahiro & Mihara, H. Reiju, 2007. "The Nakamura numbers for computable simple games," MPRA Paper 3684, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Kumabe, Masahiro & Mihara, H. Reiju, 2006. "Computability of simple games: A complete investigation of the sixty-four possibilities," MPRA Paper 440, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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