Government versus Opposition: Who Should be Who in the 16th German Bundestag?
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We model the process of coalition formation in the 16th German Bundestag as a hedonic coalition formation game. In order to induce players' preferences in the game we apply the Shapley value of the simple game describing all winning coalitions in the Bundestag. Using different stability notions for hedonic games we prove that the ``most'' stable government is formed by the Union Parties together with the Social Democratic Party.
Keywordscoalition formation Shapley value simple games winning coalitions
JEL ClassificationD72 C71
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