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Realizing efficient outcomes in cost spanning problems

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  • Gustavo Bergantiños

    (University of Vigo)

  • Juan Vidal-Puga

    (University of Vigo)

Abstract

We propose a simple non-cooperative mechanism of network formation in cost spanning tree problems. The only subgame equilibrium payoff is efficient. Moreover, we extend the result to the case of budget restrictions. The equilibrium payoff can them be easily adapted to the framework of Steiner trees.

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  • Gustavo Bergantiños & Juan Vidal-Puga, 2004. "Realizing efficient outcomes in cost spanning problems," Game Theory and Information 0403001, EconWPA.
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    Keywords

    efficiency; cost spanning tree problem; cost allocation; network formation; subgame perfect equilibrium; budget restrictions; Steiner trees;

    JEL classification:

    • C7 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory
    • D8 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty

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