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A Strategic Implementation of the Average Tree Solution for Cycle-Free Graph Games

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  • Rene van den Brink

    (VU University Amsterdam)

  • Gerard van der Laan

    (VU University Amsterdam)

  • Nigel Moes

    (VU University Amsterdam)

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This discussion paper led to a publication in the 'Journal of Economic Theory' , 2014, 148, 2737-2748. In this note we provide a strategic implementation of the average tree solution for zero-monotonic cycle-free graph games. That is, we propose a non-cooperative mechanism of which the unique subgame perfect equilibrium payoffs correspond to the average hierarchical outcome of the game. This mechanism takes into account that a player is only able to communicate with other players (i.e., to make proposals about a division of the surplus of cooperation) when they are connected in the graph.

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  • Rene van den Brink & Gerard van der Laan & Nigel Moes, 2012. "A Strategic Implementation of the Average Tree Solution for Cycle-Free Graph Games," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 12-050/1, Tinbergen Institute.
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    Keywords

    implementation; cycle-free graph game; tree game; hierarchical outcome; average tree solution; weighted hierarchical outcome;
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    JEL classification:

    • C71 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Cooperative Games
    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games

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