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Axiomatizations of the Shapley Value for Upstream Responsibility Games


  • Pintér, Miklós
  • Radványi, Anna


In this paper the problem of sharing the cost of emission in supply chains are considered. We focus on allocation problems that can be described by rooted trees, called cost-tree problems, and on the induced transferable utility cooperative games, called upstream responsibility games (Gopalakrishnan et al., 2017). The formal notion of upstream responsibility games is introduced, and the characterization of the class of these games is provided. The Shapley value (Shapley, 1953) is probably the most popular value for transferable utility cooperative games. In Radvanyi (2018b) we showed that Shapley's (Shapley, 1953) and Young's (Young, 1985) axiomatizations of the Shapley value are valid on the class of upstream responsibility games. According to Gopalakrishnan et al. (2017) we introduce some pollution related properties and we relate them to the TU games terminologies.

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  • Pintér, Miklós & Radványi, Anna, 2019. "Axiomatizations of the Shapley Value for Upstream Responsibility Games," Corvinus Economics Working Papers (CEWP) 2019/04, Corvinus University of Budapest.
  • Handle: RePEc:cvh:coecwp:2019/04

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    Upstream responsibility games; Cost sharing; Emission; Supply chain; Shapley value; Rooted tree; Axiomatization of the Shapley value;
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    • C71 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Cooperative Games

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