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The stationary equilibrium of three-person coalitional bargaining games with random proposers: a classification

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We present a classification of all stationary subgame perfect equilibria of the random proposer model for a three-person cooperative game according to the level of efficiency. The efficiency level is characterized by the number of “central” players who join all equilibrium coalitions. The existence of a central player guarantees asymptotic efficiency. The marginal contributions of players to the grand coalition play a critical role in their expected equilibrium payoffs. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

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  • Akira Okada, 2014. "The stationary equilibrium of three-person coalitional bargaining games with random proposers: a classification," International Journal of Game Theory, Springer;Game Theory Society, vol. 43(4), pages 953-973, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:jogath:v:43:y:2014:i:4:p:953-973
    DOI: 10.1007/s00182-014-0413-2
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    1. Akira Okada, 2015. "Cooperation and Institution in Games," The Japanese Economic Review, Japanese Economic Association, vol. 66(1), pages 1-32, March.

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    Keywords

    Non-cooperative bargaining; Coalitional game; Three-person game; Random proposer; Core; Marginal contribution; C71; C72; C78;

    JEL classification:

    • C71 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Cooperative Games
    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
    • C78 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Bargaining Theory; Matching Theory

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