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Stable sets in matching problems with coalitional sovereignty and path dominance

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  • Jean-Jacques Herings, P.
  • Mauleon, Ana
  • Vannetelbosch, Vincent

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We study von Neumann Morgenstern stable sets for one-to-one matching problems under the assumption of coalitional sovereignty (C), meaning that a deviating coalition of players does not have the power to arrange the matches of agents outside the coalition. We study both the case of pairwise and coalitional deviations. We argue further that dominance has to be replaced by path dominance (P) along the lines of van Deemen (1991) and Page and Wooders (2009). This results in the pairwise CP vNM set in the case of pairwise deviations and the CP vNM set in the case of coalitional deviations. We obtain a unique prediction for both types of stable sets: the set of matchings that belong to the core.

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  • Jean-Jacques Herings, P. & Mauleon, Ana & Vannetelbosch, Vincent, 2017. "Stable sets in matching problems with coalitional sovereignty and path dominance," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 71(C), pages 14-19.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:mateco:v:71:y:2017:i:c:p:14-19
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jmateco.2017.03.003
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    1. Demuynck, Thomas & Herings, P. Jean-Jacques & Saulle, Riccardo & Seel, Christian, 2018. "The Myopic Stable Set for Social Environments (RM/17/002-revised)," Research Memorandum 001, Maastricht University, Graduate School of Business and Economics (GSBE).
    2. Thomas Demuynck & P. Jean‐Jacques Herings & Riccardo D. Saulle & Christian Seel, 2019. "The Myopic Stable Set for Social Environments," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 87(1), pages 111-138, January.
    3. repec:eee:matsoc:v:94:y:2018:i:c:p:1-12 is not listed on IDEAS

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    Keywords

    Matching problems; Stable sets; Enforceability; Coalitional sovereignty; Path dominance;

    JEL classification:

    • C70 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - General
    • C78 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Bargaining Theory; Matching Theory

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