International Journal of Game Theory

, Volume 40, Issue 3, pp 461–466

A Ramsey bound on stable sets in Jordan pillage games


DOI: 10.1007/s00182-010-0247-5

Cite this article as:
Kerber, M. & Rowat, C. Int J Game Theory (2011) 40: 461. doi:10.1007/s00182-010-0247-5


Jordan (J Econ Theory 131(1):26–44, 2006) defined ‘pillage games’, a class of cooperative games whose dominance operator is represented by a ‘power function’ satisfying coalitional and resource monotonicity axioms. In this environment, he proved that stable sets must be finite. We provide a graph theoretical interpretation of the problem which tightens the finite bound to a Ramsey number. We also prove that the Jordan pillage axioms are independent.


Pillage Cooperative game theory Stable sets 

JEL Classification

C71 P14 

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© Springer-Verlag 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUK
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUK

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