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The nonemptiness of thef-core of a game without side payments


We prove the nonemptiness of the core of a continuum game without side payments where only small coalitions — ones bounded in absolute size of finite cardinality — are permitted. This result covers assignment games with a continuum of players and includes combinations of several assignment games, such as housing and automobile markets.

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The authors thank two anonymous referees for many helpful comments. The second author is indebted primarily to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada for financial support and also the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

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Kaneko, M., Wooders, M.H. The nonemptiness of thef-core of a game without side payments. Int J Game Theory 25, 245–258 (1996).

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  • Economic Theory
  • Game Theory
  • Absolute Size
  • Automobile Market
  • Side Payment