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


  • Mishra, D.
  • Talman, A.J.J.

    (Tilburg University, Center For Economic Research)


Herings et al. (2008) proposed a solution concept called the average tree solution for cycle-free graph games. We provide a characterization of the average tree solution for cycle-free graph games. The characteration underlines an important difference, in terms of symmetric treatment of agents, between the average tree solution and the Myerson value (Myerson, 1977) for cycle-free graph games.

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  • Mishra, D. & Talman, A.J.J., 2009. "A Characterization of the Average Tree Solution for Cycle-Free Graph Games," Discussion Paper 2009-17, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:tiu:tiucen:36779266-a434-41a0-8d30-febff875cedd

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    1. S. Béal & A. Lardon & E. Rémila & P. Solal, 2012. "The average tree solution for multi-choice forest games," Annals of Operations Research, Springer, vol. 196(1), pages 27-51, July.
    2. Richard Baron & Sylvain Béal & Eric Rémila & Philippe Solal, 2011. "Average tree solutions and the distribution of Harsanyi dividends," International Journal of Game Theory, Springer;Game Theory Society, vol. 40(2), pages 331-349, May.
    3. Béal, Sylvain & Rémila, Eric & Solal, Philippe, 2015. "Characterization of the Average Tree solution and its kernel," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 60(C), pages 159-165.
    4. Béal, Sylvain & Rémila, Eric & Solal, Philippe, 2010. "Rooted-tree solutions for tree games," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 203(2), pages 404-408, June.
    5. Khmelnitskaya, A. & van der Laan, G. & Talman, Dolf, 2016. "Centrality Rewarding Shapley and Myerson Values for Undirected Graph Games," Discussion Paper 2016-035, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
    6. René van den Brink, 2009. "Comparable Axiomatizations of the Myerson Value, the Restricted Banzhaf Value, Hierarchical Outcomes and the Average Tree Solution for Cycle-Free Graph Restricted Games," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 09-108/1, Tinbergen Institute.
    7. Suzuki, T. & Talman, A.J.J., 2011. "Solution Concepts for Cooperative Games with Circular Communication Structure," Discussion Paper 2011-100, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.

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    average tree solution; graph games; Myerson value; Shapley value;

    JEL classification:

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


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