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Networks and clubs

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  • Page Jr., Frank H.
  • Wooders, Myrna

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We formulate a club model where players' have identical single-peaked preferences over club sizes as a network formation game. For situations with "many" clubs, we provide necessary and sufficient for non-emptiness of the farsighted core and the direct (or myopic) core. With "too few" clubs, if players are farsighted then the farsighted core is empty. In this same case, if players are myopic then the direct core is always nonempty and, for any club network in the direct core, clubs are of nearly equal size (i.e., clubs differ in size by at most one member).

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  • Page Jr., Frank H. & Wooders, Myrna, 2007. "Networks and clubs," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 64(3-4), pages 406-425.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jeborg:v:64:y:2007:i:3-4:p:406-425
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