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The prenucleolus and the prekernel for games with communication structures

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  • Anna Khmelnitskaya

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  • Peter Sudhölter

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It is well-known that the prekernel on the class of TU games is uniquely determined by non-emptiness, Pareto efficiency (EFF), covariance under strategic equivalence (COV), the equal treatment property, the reduced game property (RGP), and its converse. We show that the prekernel on the class of TU games restricted to the connected coalitions with respect to communication structures may be axiomatized by suitably generalized axioms. Moreover, it is shown that the prenucleolus, the unique solution concept on the class of TU games that satisfies singlevaluedness, COV, anonymity, and RGP, may be characterized by suitably generalized versions of these axioms together with a property that is called “independence of irrelevant connections”. This property requires that any element of the solution to a game with communication structure is an element of the solution to the game that allows unrestricted cooperation in all connected components, provided that each newly connected coalition is sufficiently charged, i.e., receives a sufficiently small worth. Both characterization results may be extended to games with conference structures. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

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  • Anna Khmelnitskaya & Peter Sudhölter, 2013. "The prenucleolus and the prekernel for games with communication structures," Mathematical Methods of Operations Research, Springer;Gesellschaft für Operations Research (GOR);Nederlands Genootschap voor Besliskunde (NGB), vol. 78(2), pages 285-299, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:mathme:v:78:y:2013:i:2:p:285-299
    DOI: 10.1007/s00186-013-0444-7
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    1. Schouten, Jop & Dietzenbacher, Bas & Borm, Peter, 2019. "The Nucleolus and Inheritance of Properties in Communication Situations," Discussion Paper 2019-008, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
    2. M. Albizuri & Peter Sudhölter, 2016. "Characterizations of the core of TU and NTU games with communication structures," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer;The Society for Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 46(2), pages 451-475, February.

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    Keywords

    TU game; Solution concept; Communication and conference structure; Nucleolus; Kernel; C71;

    JEL classification:

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

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