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An Algorithm for Stable and Equitable Coalition Structures with Public Goods

  • Fan-chin Kung

    (City University of Hong Kong & Academia Sinica)

We study the formation of coalitions that provide public goods to members. Individuals are linked on a tree graph and those with similar preferences are connected on the tree. We present a solution that selects allocations belonging to the coalition structure core and that are also envy-free.

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Date of creation: 12 Sep 2004
Date of revision: 05 May 2005
Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpga:0409007
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