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A taxonomy of myopic stability concepts for hedonic games

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  • Sung, Shao Chin

    (Center for Mathematical Economics, Bielefeld University)

  • Dimitrov, Dinko

    (Center for Mathematical Economics, Bielefeld University)

Abstract

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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  • Sung, Shao Chin & Dimitrov, Dinko, 2011. "A taxonomy of myopic stability concepts for hedonic games," Center for Mathematical Economics Working Papers 373, Center for Mathematical Economics, Bielefeld University.
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    1. Dinko Dimitrov & Claus-Jochen Haake, 2006. "Government versus Opposition: Who Should be Who in the 16th German Bundestag?," Journal of Economics, Springer, vol. 89(2), pages 115-128, November.

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    Keywords

    Hedonic games; Taxonomy; Coalition formation; Separability;

    JEL classification:

    • C71 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Cooperative Games
    • A14 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Sociology of Economics
    • D20 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - General

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