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On Blocking Coalitions: Linking Mas-Colell with Grodal-Schmeidler-Vind


  • Greenberg, Joseph
  • Weber, Shlomo
  • Yamazaki, Akira


In this paper we investigate the question of how many coalitions of a given relative size would block a non-Warlasian allocation in large finite economies. It is shown that in finite economies, if a Pareto optimal allocation is bounded away from being Walrasian, then, for any two numbers α, β between 0 and 1, the proportion of blocking coalitions in the set of all coalitions with relative size between α and β, is arbitrarily close to 1/2, as the number of individuals in the economy becomes large.

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  • Greenberg, Joseph & Weber, Shlomo & Yamazaki, Akira, 2004. "On Blocking Coalitions: Linking Mas-Colell with Grodal-Schmeidler-Vind," Discussion Papers 2004-03, Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University.
  • Handle: RePEc:hit:econdp:2004-03

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    1. Giovanna Bimonte, 2013. "A General Coalition Structure: Some Equivalence Results," Working Papers 3_230, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Statistiche, Università degli Studi di Salerno.

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