The Nucleolus and Inheritance of Properties in Communication Situations

Jop Schouten*, Bas Dietzenbacher, Peter Borm

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This paper studies the nucleolus of graph-restricted games as an alternative for the Shapley value to evaluate communication situations. We focus on the inheritance of properties of cooperative games related to the nucleolus: balancedness (the nucleolus is in the core), compromise stability and strong compromise admissibility (these properties allow for a direct, closed formula for the nucleolus). We characterize the families of graphs for which the graph-restricted games inherit these properties from the underlying games. Moreover,
for each of these properties, we characterize the family of graphs for which the nucleolus is invariant.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTilburg
PublisherCentER, Center for Economic Research
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 20 Mar 2019

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NameCentER Discussion Paper


  • nucleolus
  • communication situations
  • graph-restricted game
  • inheritance of properties
  • compromise stability
  • strong compromise admissibility
  • invariance


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