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Government versus opposition: Who should be who in the 16th German Bundestag?

  • Dinko Dimitrov

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    (Institute of Mathematical Economics, Bielefeld University)

  • Claus-Jochen Haake

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    (Institute of Mathematical Economics, Bielefeld University)

We model the process of coalition formation in the 16th German Bundestag as a hedonic coalition formation game. In order to induce players' preferences in the game we apply the Shapley value of the simple game describing all winning coalitions in the Bundestag. Using different stability notions for hedonic games we prove that the "most" stable government is formed by the Union Parties together with the Social Democratic Party.

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Paper provided by Bielefeld University, Center for Mathematical Economics in its series Working Papers with number 375.

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Length: 10 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2005
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Handle: RePEc:bie:wpaper:375
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  1. Dinko Dimitrov & Shao Chin Sung, 2006. "A Taxonomy of Myopic Stability Concepts for Hedonic Games," Working Papers 2006.10, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
  2. Suryapratim Banerjee & Hideo Konishi & Tayfun Sonmez, 1999. "Core in a Simple Coalition Formation Game," Boston College Working Papers in Economics 449, Boston College Department of Economics.
  3. Georg KIRCHSTEIGER & Clemens PUPPE, 1995. "On the Formation of Political Coalitions," Vienna Economics Papers vie9505, University of Vienna, Department of Economics.
  4. Bogomolnaia, Anna & Jackson, Matthew O., 2002. "The Stability of Hedonic Coalition Structures," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 38(2), pages 201-230, February.
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