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Merging and Splitting in Cooperative Games: Some (Im-)Possibility Results

  • Peter Holch Knudsen

    (Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen)

  • Lars Peter Østerdal

    (Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen)

Solutions for cooperative games with side-payments can be manipulated by merging a coalition of players into a single player, or, conversely, splitting a player into a number of smaller players. This paper establishes some (im-)possibility results concerning merging- or splitting-proofness of core solutions of balanced and convex games.

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Paper provided by University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics in its series Discussion Papers with number 05-19.

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Length: 13 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2005
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Handle: RePEc:kud:kuiedp:0519
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