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The minimal dominant set is a non-empty core-extension

  • Koczy, Laszlo A.
  • Lauwers, Luc

A set of outcomes for a TU-game in characteristic function form is dominant if it is, with respect to an outsider-independent dominance relation, accessible (or admissible) and closed. This outsider-independent dominance relation is restrictive in the sense that a deviating coalition cannot determine the payoffs of those coalitions that are not involved in the deviation. The minimal (for inclusion) dominant set is non-empty and for a game with a non-empty coalition structure core, the minimal dominant set returns this core.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Games and Economic Behavior.

Volume (Year): 61 (2007)
Issue (Month): 2 (November)
Pages: 277-298

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Handle: RePEc:eee:gamebe:v:61:y:2007:i:2:p:277-298
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