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Dichotomous multi-type games with a coalition structure


  • Sébastien Courtin

    () (CREM - Centre de recherche en économie et management - UNICAEN - Université de Caen Normandie - NU - Normandie Université - UR1 - Université de Rennes 1 - UNIV-RENNES - Université de Rennes - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Zéphirin Nganmeni

    () (THEMA - Théorie économique, modélisation et applications - UCP - Université de Cergy Pontoise - Université Paris-Seine - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Bertrand Tchantcho

    () (ENSP - Ecole Nationale Supérieure Polytechnique [Yaoundé] - Université de Yaoundé I [Yaoundé])


This work focuses on the evaluation of voting power in dichotomous multi-type games endowed with a coalition structure. Dichotomous multi-type games, introduced by Courtin et al. [2016], model games in which there is a number of non-ordered types of support in the input, while the output is dichotomous, i.e. the proposal is either accepted or rejected. In a game with a coalition structure, it is supposed that players organize themselves into disjoint coalitions wich are defined a priori. We extend the well-known Owen index (Owen [1977]) and Banzhaf-Owen index (Owen [1981]) to this class of games. A full characterization of these power indices is provided.

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  • Sébastien Courtin & Zéphirin Nganmeni & Bertrand Tchantcho, 2017. "Dichotomous multi-type games with a coalition structure," Post-Print halshs-01545772, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-01545772
    DOI: 10.1016/j.mathsocsci.2016.12.003
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    1. Sebastien Courtin & Bertrand Tchantcho, 2019. "Public Good Indices for Games with Several Levels of Approval," Post-Print halshs-02319527, HAL.

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    Banzhaf-Owen power index; Owen power index; Coalition structure; Dichotomous multi-type games;

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