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Original language  English 

Qualification  Doctor of Philosophy 
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Award date  14 Sep 2018 
Place of Publication  Tilburg 
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Print ISBNs  978 90 5668 569 0 
Publication status  Published  2018 
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Power values and framing in game theory. / Mágó, Mánuel.
Tilburg : CentER, Center for Economic Research, 2018. 198 p.Research output: Thesis › Doctoral Thesis › Scientific
TY  THES
T1  Power values and framing in game theory
AU  Mágó, Mánuel
N1  CentER Dissertation Series Volume: 568
PY  2018
Y1  2018
N2  This dissertation consists of five chapters and covers three topics, all in the broader field of game theory. There are three main chapters. In Chapter 3 the focus is on power measures, functions that assign a power to every node in any graph. The connectivity power measure is introduced and characterized on the class of graphs. The connectivity power measure assigns to every node in any graph the number of connected sets the node is a part of. Chapter 4 focuses on graph games, cooperative games with cooperation restricted by communication networks represented by graphs. The average connected contribution value and the larger family of power values are introduced and axiomatized on the class of graph games. The average connected contribution value of a player in a graph game is defined as the average of the player's marginal contributions in connected coalitions the player is a part of. In Chapter 5 a new framing of the wellstudied prisoner’s dilemma game is introduced. The new framing is achieved by representing the game in an unconventional way by telling players that they are deciding what their opponents have to do. It is shown in a laboratory experiment that the framing affects the decisions of subjects.
AB  This dissertation consists of five chapters and covers three topics, all in the broader field of game theory. There are three main chapters. In Chapter 3 the focus is on power measures, functions that assign a power to every node in any graph. The connectivity power measure is introduced and characterized on the class of graphs. The connectivity power measure assigns to every node in any graph the number of connected sets the node is a part of. Chapter 4 focuses on graph games, cooperative games with cooperation restricted by communication networks represented by graphs. The average connected contribution value and the larger family of power values are introduced and axiomatized on the class of graph games. The average connected contribution value of a player in a graph game is defined as the average of the player's marginal contributions in connected coalitions the player is a part of. In Chapter 5 a new framing of the wellstudied prisoner’s dilemma game is introduced. The new framing is achieved by representing the game in an unconventional way by telling players that they are deciding what their opponents have to do. It is shown in a laboratory experiment that the framing affects the decisions of subjects.
M3  Doctoral Thesis
SN  978 90 5668 569 0
VL  568
T3  CentER Dissertation Series
PB  CentER, Center for Economic Research
CY  Tilburg
ER 