International Journal of Game Theory

, Volume 16, Issue 3, pp 205–222 | Cite as

On weighted Shapley values

  • E. Kalai
  • D. Samet


Nonsymmetric Shapley values for coalitional form games with transferable utility are studied. The nonsymmetries are modeled through nonsymmetric weight systems defined on the players of the games. It is shown axiomatically that two families of solutions of this type are possible. These families are strongly related to each other through the duality relationship on games. While the first family lends itself to applications of nonsymmetric revenue sharing problems the second family is suitable for applications of cost allocation problems. The intersection of these two families consists essentially of the symmetric Shapley value. These families are also characterized by a probabilistic arrival time to the game approach. It is also demonstrated that lack of symmetries may arise naturally when players in a game represent nonequal size constituencies.


Arrival Time Economic Theory Game Theory Allocation Problem Coalitional Form 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Kalai
    • 1
  • D. Samet
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences, J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of ManagementNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsBar-Ilan UniversityRamat-GanIsrael

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