Refugee Allocation in the Setting of Hedonic Games

  • Benno Kuckuck
  • Jörg RotheEmail author
  • Anke Weißenfeld
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11834)


In recent work, Aziz et al. [4] consider refugee allocation as a matching problem, akin to the well-known hospitals-residents problem. They consider a wide range of stability conditions. Hedonic games are a well-studied class of coalition formation games, that encompass the classical matching problems. We propose a transformation of the Refugee Allocation Problem as formulated by Aziz et al. [4] into the setting of hedonic games, parametrized by a set extension rule. We show that different set extension rules lead to different stability concepts, derived from the central concept of core stability in hedonic games, mirroring some of the stability concepts proposed by Aziz et al. [4].


Matching problem Hedonic game Refugee allocation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mathematisches InstitutHeinrich-Heine-Universität DüsseldorfDüsseldorfGermany
  2. 2.Institut für InformatikHeinrich-Heine-Universität DüsseldorfDüsseldorfGermany
  3. 3.Ministry for Children, Family, Refugees and Integration of the State of North Rhine-WestphaliaDüsseldorfGermany

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