PP-2007-12: A Generic Approach to Coalition Formation

PP-2007-12: Apt, Krzystof and Witzel, Andreas (2007) A Generic Approach to Coalition Formation. [Report]

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We propose an abstract approach to coalition formation by focusing on partial preference relations between partitions of a grand coalition. Coalition formation is modelled by means of simple merge and split rules that transform partitions. We identify conditions under which every iteration of these rules yields a unique partition. The main conceptual tool is the notion of a stable partition. The results naturally apply to coalitional TU-games and to some classes of hedonic games.e

Item Type: Report
Report Nr: PP-2007-12
Series Name: Prepublication (PP) Series
Year: 2007
Uncontrolled Keywords: cooperative game theory; coalition formation
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 14:36
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 14:36
URI: https://eprints.illc.uva.nl/id/eprint/246

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