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Subcalculus for set functions and cores of TU games

  • Massimo Marinacci


  • Luigi Montrucchio


This paper introduces a subcalculus for general set functions and uses this framework to study the core of TU games. After stating a linearity theorem, we establish several theorems that characterize mea- sure games having finite-dimensional cores. This is a very tractable class of games relevant in many economic applications. Finally, we show that exact games with Þnite dimensional cores are generalized linear production games.

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Paper provided by ICER - International Centre for Economic Research in its series ICER Working Papers - Applied Mathematics Series with number 09-2001.

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Length: 44 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2001
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Handle: RePEc:icr:wpmath:09-2001
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