Cooperative Game Theory

  • Edith Elkind
  • Jörg Rothe
Part of the Springer Texts in Business and Economics book series (STBE)


This chapter provides an introduction to cooperative game theory, which complements noncooperative game theory (Chapter  2). Both of these fields study strategic aspects of cooperation and competition among the players. In noncooperative game theory, players are assumed to choose their actions individually, selfishly seeking to realize their own goals and to maximize their own profit. While this does not mean that players are necessarily adversarial to other players (for example, they may prefer the dove strategy over the hawk strategy in the chicken game), they are not interested in other players’ welfare.


Cooperative Game Coalition Structure Simple Game Grand Coalition Winning Coalition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edith Elkind
    • 1
  • Jörg Rothe
    • 2
  1. 1.University of OxfordOxfordUK
  2. 2.Heinrich-Heine-Universität DüsseldorfDüsseldorfGermany

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