On the Shapley value of a minimum cost spanning tree problem
We associate an optimistic coalitional game with each minimum cost spanning tree problem. We define the worth of a coalition as the cost of connection assuming that the rest of the agents are already connected. We define a cost sharing rule as the Shapley value of this optimistic game. We prove that this rule coincides with a rule present in the literature under different names. We also introduce a new characterization using a property of equal contributions.
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Journal of Economic Theory,
Elsevier, vol. 137(1), pages 326-352, November.
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