Social Choice and Welfare

, Volume 43, Issue 2, pp 287–308 | Cite as

Expected fair allocation in farsighted network formation

Original Paper


I consider situations in which a group of players extracts a value if they organise themselves in different network structures, and I define a solution concept to describe the decentralised decision that determines the network formation process and the allocation of the value. I demonstrate that there is a solution concept satisfying discounted expected versions of pairwise stability (Jackson and Wolinsky J Econ Theory 71:44–74, 1996) and fairness (Myerson Math Oper Res 2:225–229, 1977a) jointly with the requirement that the allocation rule be component efficient if the players’ discount factor is sufficiently low.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fundamentos del Análisis Económico IUPV/EHU and IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for ScienceBilbaoSpain

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