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The Nucleolus and Kernel of Veto-Rich Transferable Utility Games


  • Vincent Feltkamp

    (CentER and Econometrics Department, Tilburg University, P.O. Box 90153, 5000 LE Tilburg, The Netherlands)

  • Javier Arin

    (Faculty of Economics, Dept. Fundamentos Del Analisis Economico, Universidad de Alicante, 03071 Alicante, Spain)


The process of computing the nucleolus of arbitrary transferable utility games is notoriously hard. A number of papers have appeared in which the nucleolus is computed by an algorithm in which either one or a huge number of huge linear programs have to be solved. We show that on the class of veto-rich games, the nucleolus is the unique kernel element. Veto-rich games are games in which one of the players is needed by coalitions in order to obtain a non-zero payoff. We then provide a fast algorithm which does not use linear programming techniques to compute the nucleolus of these games. Furthermore, we provide a few examples of economic situations which belong to the class of veto-rich games and which are treated in the literature.

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  • Vincent Feltkamp & Javier Arin, 1997. "The Nucleolus and Kernel of Veto-Rich Transferable Utility Games," International Journal of Game Theory, Springer;Game Theory Society, vol. 26(1), pages 61-73.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:jogath:v:26:y:1997:i:1:p:61-73
    Note: Received May 1994 Revised version May 1995

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