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Characterization of monotonic rules in minimum cost spanning tree problems

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  • Gustavo Bergantiños

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  • Juan Vidal-Puga

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We provide, in minimum cost spanning tree problems, a general framework to identify the family of rules satisfying monotonicity over cost and population. We also prove that the set of allocations induced by the family coincides with the so-called irreducible core, that results from decreasing the cost of the arcs as much as possible, without reducing the minimal cost. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015

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  • Gustavo Bergantiños & Juan Vidal-Puga, 2015. "Characterization of monotonic rules in minimum cost spanning tree problems," International Journal of Game Theory, Springer;Game Theory Society, vol. 44(4), pages 835-868, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:jogath:v:44:y:2015:i:4:p:835-868
    DOI: 10.1007/s00182-014-0456-4
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    1. Bergantiños, Gustavo & Lorenzo, Leticia & Lorenzo-Freire, Silvia, 2011. "A generalization of obligation rules for minimum cost spanning tree problems," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 211(1), pages 122-129, May.
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    1. Kusunoki, Yoshifumi & Tanino, Tetsuzo, 2017. "Investigation on irreducible cost vectors in minimum cost arborescence problems," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 261(1), pages 214-221.
    2. María Gómez-Rúa & Juan Vidal-Puga, 2017. "A monotonic and merge-proof rule in minimum cost spanning tree situations," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 63(3), pages 813-826, March.

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    Keywords

    Cost sharing; Minimum cost spanning tree problems; Monotonicity; Irreducible core;

    JEL classification:

    • C71 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Cooperative Games

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