Games of Connectivity

  • Pradeep Dubey
  • Rahul Garg
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4286)

Abstract

We consider a communications network in which users transmit beneficial information to each other at a cost. We pinpoint conditions under which the induced cooperative game is supermodular (convex). Our analysis is in a lattice-theoretic framework, which is at once simple and able to encompass a wide variety of seemingly disparate models.

JEL Classification: C71, D82, L96.

Keywords

information lattice multicast/unicast transmission cooperative games Shapley value convex/supermodular games 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pradeep Dubey
    • 1
    • 2
  • Rahul Garg
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for Game Theory in EconomicsStony Brook UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Cowles FoundationYale UniversityUSA
  3. 3.IBM India Research LabNew DelhiIndia

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