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Theory and Decision Library C

Introduction to the Theory of Cooperative Games

Authors: Peleg, Bezalel, Sudhölter, Peter

  • Offers a detailed analysis and unified axiomatic treatment of the main solutions of cooperative games, both with and without side payments
  • Suitable for introductory and graduate courses on game theory
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This book systematically presents the main solutions of cooperative games: the core, bargaining set, kernel, nucleolus, and the Shapley value of TU games, and the core, the Shapley value, and the ordinal bargaining set of NTU games. To each solution the authors devote a separate chapter wherein they study its properties in full detail. Moreover, important variants are defined or even intensively analyzed. The authors also investigate in separate chapters continuity, dynamics, and geometric properties of solutions of TU games. The study culminates in uniform and coherent axiomatizations of all the foregoing solutions (excluding the bargaining set). Such axiomatizations have not appeared in any book. Moreover, the book contains a detailed analysis of the main results on cooperative games without side payments. Such analysis is very limited or non-existent in other books on game theory.

"Bezalel Peleg and Peter Sudhölter's book is a welcome addition to any game theory library. The book provides comprehensive coverage of the theory of cooperative games and, as such, would make useful reference book for researchers interested cooperative games. One of the strengths of this book is its treatment of non-transferable utility (NTU) games... Another strength is the emphasis the early chapters of the book on the link to mathematical programming. The book is readable but rigorous and this should contribute to its success." R. Beard, Economic Record (2004)

"The text provides a thorough, detailed, rigorous, precise and complete account of the axiomatic treatment of solution concepts of cooperative games. ... concrete mathematical examples and counterexamples, along with existence and nonexistence results concerning a variety of solution concepts, are offered. ... an excellent, comprehensive, and clearly presented source of information about the mathematics of cooperative games." Zvi Artstein, SIAM Review (2005)

"This book contains a lot of material that would be hard to dig up in the literature. It certainly should be on the shelf of any researcher of game theory." M. Maschler, Games and Economic Behavior (2005)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introduction to the Theory of Cooperative Games
Authors
Series Title
Theory and Decision Library C
Series Volume
34
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-72945-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-72945-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-72944-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09203-9
Series ISSN
0924-6126
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XX, 328
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Originally published by Springer US, 2003
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