Delivery games, introduced by Hamers, Borm, van de Leensel and Tijs (1994), are combinatorial optimization games that arise from delivery problems closely related to the Chinese postman problem (CPP). They showed that delivery games are not necessarily balanced. For delivery problems corresponding to the class of bridge-connected Euler graphs they showed that the related games are balanced. This paper focuses on the concavity property for delivery games. A delivery game arising from a delivery model corresponding to a bridge-connected Euler graph needs not to be concave. The main result will be that for delivery problems corresponding to the class of bridge-connected cyclic graphs, which is a subclass of the class of bridge-connected Euler graphs, the related delivery games are concave.
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|
|Name||Discussion Papers / CentER for Economic Research|