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A taxonomy of myopic stability concepts for hedonic games

  • Shao Chin Sung


    (Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Aoyama Gakuin University)

  • Dinko Dimitrov


    (Institute of Mathematical Economics, Bielefeld University)

We present a taxonomy of myopic stability concepts for hedonic games in terms of deviations, and discuss the status of the existence problems of stable coalition structures. In particular, we show that contractual strictly core stable coalition structures always exist, and provide sufficient conditions for the existence of contractually Nash stable and weak individually stable coalition structures on the class of separable games.

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Paper provided by Center for Mathematical Economics, Bielefeld University in its series Center for Mathematical Economics Working Papers with number 373.

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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2005
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Handle: RePEc:bie:wpaper:373
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