Special Issue "Coalition Formation"
A special issue of Games (ISSN 2073-4336).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2010)
Prof. Dr. Anke Gerber
Department of Economics, University of Hamburg, Von-Melle-Park 5, 20146 Hamburg, Germany
Phone: +49 40 42838 4675
Fax: +49 40 42838 4894
Interests: cooperative and non-cooperative game theory; evolutionary game theory; public goods; intertemporal choice; experimental economics; financial economics
Since the earliest days of mankind we have realized that there are gains from cooperating with others. As a consequence our socio-economic environment abounds with group structures like families, clubs, firms, political interest groups, military alliances and all kinds of international organizations and agreements. While the early literature in cooperative game theory has taken the coalition structure as exogenously given and has focused on the question of how the gains from cooperation are distributed among the members of a coalition, the theory of coalition formation deals with the emergence and stability of coalitions among individual decision makers. The problem of coalition formation becomes very complex if coalitions impose externalities on each other and if multiple memberships are allowed. For the Special Issue in Games I invite original contributions on coalition formation (including matching problems) from cooperative and non-cooperative game theory as well as from experimental economics. General and applied contributions, e.g. dealing with international environmental agreements, are equally welcome.
Prof. Dr. Anke Gerber
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- coalition formation
- international agreements
Games 2010, 1(2), 66-88; doi:10.3390/g1020066
Received: 23 January 2010; in revised form: 2 April 2010 / Accepted: 8 April 2010 / Published: 15 April 2010| Download PDF Full-text (311 KB)
Games 2010, 1(2), 137-158; doi:10.3390/g1020137
Received: 11 May 2010; in revised form: 1 June 2010 / Accepted: 14 June 2010 / Published: 24 June 2010| Download PDF Full-text (486 KB)
Games 2010, 1(2), 159-167; doi:10.3390/g1020159
Received: 5 May 2010; in revised form: 10 June 2010 / Accepted: 15 June 2010 / Published: 25 June 2010| Download PDF Full-text (215 KB)
Games 2010, 1(3), 286-298; doi:10.3390/g1030286
Received: 29 June 2010 / Accepted: 27 August 2010 / Published: 2 September 2010| Download PDF Full-text (183 KB)
Games 2010, 1(3), 299-316; doi:10.3390/g1030299
Received: 27 May 2010; in revised form: 18 August 2010 / Accepted: 23 August 2010 / Published: 13 September 2010| Download PDF Full-text (223 KB)
Games 2010, 1(3), 338-356; doi:10.3390/g1030338
Received: 18 May 2010; in revised form: 6 August 2010 / Accepted: 14 September 2010 / Published: 21 September 2010| Download PDF Full-text (262 KB)
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