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Extendable Cooperative Games

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  • YARON AZRIELI
  • EHUD LEHRER

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A (TU) cooperative game is extendable if every core allocation of each subgame can be extended to a core allocation of the game. It is strongly extendable if any minimal vector in the upper core of any of its subgames can be extended to a core allocation. We prove that strong extendability is equivalent to largeness of the core. Further, we characterize extendability in terms of an extension of the balanced cover of the game. It is also shown how this extension can unify the analysis of many families of games under one roof. Copyright 2007 Blackwell Publishing, Inc..

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  • Yaron Azrieli & Ehud Lehrer, 2007. "Extendable Cooperative Games," Journal of Public Economic Theory, Association for Public Economic Theory, vol. 9(6), pages 1069-1078, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jpbect:v:9:y:2007:i:6:p:1069-1078
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