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Scoring rules: A cooperative game-theoretic approach


  • Iñaki García

    (Departamento de Economi´a Aplicada, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Universidad del Pai´s Vasco-Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Avenida Lehendakari Aguirre 83, E-48015 Bilbao, Spain)

  • Esther Gutiérrez

    (Departamento de Economi´a Aplicada, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Universidad del Pai´s Vasco-Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Avenida Lehendakari Aguirre 83, E-48015 Bilbao, Spain)

  • Emilio Calvo

    () (Departamento de Análisis Económico, Universitat de Valencia, Avinguda dels Tarongers s/n, Edifi´cio Departamental Oriental, E-46022 Valencia, Spain)


In this work we define the game of the alternatives for each preference profile, and establish relations between scoring rules and cooperative solution concepts for that game, such as the family of semivalues and the family of least square values.

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  • Iñaki García & Esther Gutiérrez & Emilio Calvo, 1999. "Scoring rules: A cooperative game-theoretic approach," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer;The Society for Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 16(3), pages 491-512.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:sochwe:v:16:y:1999:i:3:p:491-512
    Note: Received: 17 March 1997/Accepted: 12 May 1998

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    1. Donal G. Saari & Katri K. Sieberg, 1999. "Some Surprising Properties of Power Indices," Discussion Papers 1271, Northwestern University, Center for Mathematical Studies in Economics and Management Science.
    2. Saari, Donald G. & Sieberg, Katri K., 2001. "Some Surprising Properties of Power Indices," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 36(2), pages 241-263, August.

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