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Implementing Cooperative Solution Concepts: a Generalized Bidding Approach

  • Yuan Ju


    (Keele University, Centre for Economic Research and School of Economic and Management Studies)

  • David Wettstein


    (Department of Economics, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)

This paper provides a framework for implementing and comparing several solution concepts for transferable utility cooperative games.We construct bidding mechanisms where players bid for the role of the proposer. The mechanisms differ in the power awarded to the proposer. The Shapley, consensus and equal surplus values are implemented in subgame perfect equilibrium outcomes as power shifts away from the proposer to the rest of the players. Moreover, an alternative informational structure where these solution concepts can be implemented without imposing any conditions of the transferable utility game is discussed as well.

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Paper provided by Centre for Economic Research, Keele University in its series Keele Economics Research Papers with number KERP 2006/06.

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Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2006
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Handle: RePEc:kee:kerpuk:2006/06
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