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Title: Membership Rules and Stability of Coalition Structures in Positive Externality Games
Authors: Finus, Michael
Rundshagen, Bianca
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Issue Date: Mar-2009
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Finus M & Rundshagen B (2009) Membership Rules and Stability of Coalition Structures in Positive Externality Games, Social Choice and Welfare, 32 (3), pp. 389-406.
Abstract: This paper compares the stability of coalition structures under six institutional settings of treaty formation in positive externality games. We argue that many economic problems belong to the class of positive externality games (i.e. outsiders benefit from the formation of coalitions) and hence our results can be applied to many situations. It is shown that it is easier to sustain agreements under exclusive than under open membership and the higher the “degree of consensus” necessary to form a coalition.
Type: Journal Article
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Affiliation: University of Stirling
University of Hagen

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