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Status-Seeking in Hedonic Games with Heterogeneous Players

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  • Emiliya Lazarova

    (Queen's University Belfast)

  • Dinko Dimitrov

    (Saarland University)

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We study hedonic games with heterogeneous player types that reflect her nationality, ethnic background, or skill type. Agents' preferences are dictated by status-seeking where status can be either local or global. The two dimensions of status define the two components of a generalized constant elasticity of substitution utility function. In this setting, we characterize the core as a function of the utility's parameter values and show that in all cases the corresponding cores are non-empty. We further discuss the core stable outcomes in terms of their segregating versus integrating properties.

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  • Emiliya Lazarova & Dinko Dimitrov, 2010. "Status-Seeking in Hedonic Games with Heterogeneous Players," Working Papers 2010.122, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
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    1. Antoni Rubí-Barceló, 2013. "Efficiency and stability in a strategic model of hedonic coalitions," International Journal of Economic Theory, The International Society for Economic Theory, vol. 9(2), pages 131-145, June.
    2. Dimitrov, Dinko & Lazarova, Emiliya, 2011. "Two-sided coalitional matchings," Mathematical Social Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 62(1), pages 46-54, July.

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    Keywords

    Coalitions; Core; Stability; Status-seeking;

    JEL classification:

    • C78 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Bargaining Theory; Matching Theory
    • J41 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Labor Contracts
    • D71 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Social Choice; Clubs; Committees; Associations

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