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Global Games


  • Itzhak Gilboa
  • Ehud Lehrer


Global games are real-valued functions defined on partitions (rather than subsets) of the set of players. They capture "public good" aspects of cooperation, i.e. situations where the payoff is naturally defined for all players ("the globe") together, as is the cause with issues of environmental clean-up, medical research, and so forth. We analyze the more general concept of lattice functions and apply it to partition functions, set functions and the interrelation between the two. We then use this analysis to define and characterize the Shapley value and the core of global games.

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  • Itzhak Gilboa & Ehud Lehrer, 1990. "Global Games," Discussion Papers 922, Northwestern University, Center for Mathematical Studies in Economics and Management Science.
  • Handle: RePEc:nwu:cmsems:922

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    1. Gilboa, Itzhak & Lehrer, Ehud, 1991. "The value of information - An axiomatic approach," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 20(5), pages 443-459.
    2. Beja, A & Gilboa, Itzhak, 1990. "Values for Two-Stage Games: Another View of the Shapley Axioms," International Journal of Game Theory, Springer;Game Theory Society, vol. 19(1), pages 17-31.
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    2. Michel Grabisch, 2013. "The core of games on ordered structures and graphs," Annals of Operations Research, Springer, vol. 204(1), pages 33-64, April.
    3. Itzhak Gilboa & David Schmeidler, 1995. "Canonical Representation of Set Functions," Mathematics of Operations Research, INFORMS, vol. 20(1), pages 197-212, February.
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    9. Michel Grabisch & Fabien Lange, 2007. "Games on lattices, multichoice games and the shapley value: a new approach," Mathematical Methods of Operations Research, Springer;Gesellschaft für Operations Research (GOR);Nederlands Genootschap voor Besliskunde (NGB), vol. 65(1), pages 153-167, February.
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