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Government versus Opposition: Who Should be Who in the 16th German Bundestag?

  • Dinko Dimitrov

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  • Claus-Jochen Haake

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We model the process of coalition formation in the 16th German Bundestag as a hedonic coalition formation game. In order to induce players' preferences in the game we apply the Shapley value of the simple game describing all winning coalitions in the Bundestag. Using different stability notions for hedonic games we prove that the "most" stable government is formed by the Union Parties together with the Social Democratic Party.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Economics.

Volume (Year): 89 (2006)
Issue (Month): 2 (November)
Pages: 115-128

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  1. Bogomolnaia, Anna & Jackson, Matthew O., 2002. "The Stability of Hedonic Coalition Structures," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 38(2), pages 201-230, February.
  2. Shao Chin Sung & Dinko Dimitrov, 2005. "A taxonomy of myopic stability concepts for hedonic games," Working Papers 373, Bielefeld University, Center for Mathematical Economics.
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