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An Overview of Coalition & Network Formation Models for Economic Applications

  • Marco Marini

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    (Università di Urbino "Carlo Bo" & CREI, Roma Tre)

This paper presents synthetically some recent developments in the theory of coalition and network formation. For this purpose, some major equilibrium concepts recently introduced to model the formation of coalition structures and networks among players are briefly reviewed and discussed. A few economic applications are also illustrated to give a flavour of the type of predictions such models are able to provide.

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Paper provided by University of Urbino Carlo Bo, Department of Economics, Society & Politics - Scientific Committee - L. Stefanini & G. Travaglini in its series Working Papers with number 0712.

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Length: 45 pages
Date of creation: 2007
Date of revision: 2007
Handle: RePEc:urb:wpaper:07_12
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