Essays on Coalition Formation Theory

Riccardo D. Saulle

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Abstract

The thesis is a contribution to Coalition Formation Theory. Coalition formation theory is the collection of disciplines and mathematical tools which deals with the analysis of coalition formation processes. A coalition formation process is a process by which agents get together to coordinate their actions in order to achieve shared goals. Coalition formation is an important and recurrent pattern in human behavior and many social
phenomena can be studied in terms of coalition formation processes. Examples are: cartel formation, environmental agreements, political party formation, lobbying
and the of a local public good. The thesis provide a new tool to analyse coalition formation processes and to predict the behaviour of the agents involved in the processes. From one side, our new tool connects and generalizes different existing tools; from another side it is able to provide predictions even when the other tools fails.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Herings, Jean-Jacques, Supervisor
  • Demuynck, Thomas, Advisor, External person
  • Seel, Christian, Advisor
Award date5 Sep 2019
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Publisher
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Coalition formation
  • game theory
  • microeconomics

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Saulle, R. D. (2019). Essays on Coalition Formation Theory. Maastricht: Maastricht University. https://doi.org/10.26481/dis.20190905rs
Saulle, Riccardo D.. / Essays on Coalition Formation Theory. Maastricht : Maastricht University, 2019. 95 p.
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Saulle RD. Essays on Coalition Formation Theory. Maastricht: Maastricht University, 2019. 95 p. https://doi.org/10.26481/dis.20190905rs