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An efficient and fair solution for communication graph games


  • van den Brink, René
  • Khmelnitskaya, Anna
  • van der Laan, Gerard


We introduce an efficient solution for games with communication graph structures and show that it is characterized by efficiency, fairness and a new axiom called fair distribution of the surplus.

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  • van den Brink, René & Khmelnitskaya, Anna & van der Laan, Gerard, 2012. "An efficient and fair solution for communication graph games," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 117(3), pages 786-789.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:117:y:2012:i:3:p:786-789
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.08.026

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    1. Sylvain Béal & André Casajus & Frank Huettner, 2015. "Efficient extensions of the Myerson value," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer;The Society for Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 45(4), pages 819-827, December.
    2. Sylvain Béal & André Casajus & Frank Huettner, 2015. "Efficient extensions of communication values," Working Papers hal-01376907, HAL.
    3. repec:spr:annopr:v:264:y:2018:i:1:d:10.1007_s10479-017-2661-6 is not listed on IDEAS
    4. Shan, Erfang & Zhang, Guang & Dong, Yanxia, 2016. "Component-wise proportional solutions for communication graph games," Mathematical Social Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 81(C), pages 22-28.
    5. repec:eee:ecolet:v:165:y:2018:i:c:p:1-5 is not listed on IDEAS
    6. Béal, Sylvain & Casajus, André & Huettner, Frank, 2016. "On the existence of efficient and fair extensions of communication values for connected graphs," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 146(C), pages 103-106.
    7. repec:spr:annopr:v:243:y:2016:i:1:d:10.1007_s10479-015-1808-6 is not listed on IDEAS
    8. René Brink & Anna Khmelnitskaya & Gerard Laan, 2016. "An Owen-type value for games with two-level communication structure," Annals of Operations Research, Springer, vol. 243(1), pages 179-198, August.

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    Game theory; TU game; Communication graph; Myerson value;

    JEL classification:

    • C71 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Cooperative Games


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