Cooperative Games arising from Information Sharing Situations

R. Brânzei, S.H. Tijs, J.B. Timmer

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Abstract

Relations are established between information sharing (IS) situations and IS-games on one hand and information collecting (IC) situations and IC-games on the other hand. It is shown that IC-games can be obtained as convex combinations of so-called local games. Properties are described which IC-games possess if all related local games have the respective properties. Special attention is paid to the classes of convex IC-games and of k-concave IC-games. This last class turns out to consist of total big boss games. For the class of total big boss games a new solution concept is introduced: bi-monotonic allocation schemes.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTilburg
PublisherMicroeconomics
Number of pages10
Volume2000-42
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Publication series

NameCentER Discussion Paper
Volume2000-42

Keywords

  • cooperative games
  • information
  • big boss games
  • bi-monotonic allocation scheme

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