Group Formation in Economics: Networks, Clubs, and Coalitions

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This volume introduces the reader to recent literature on game-theoretic treatments of organized groups, with networks, clubs, and coalitions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521842716
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/10/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 492
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Meet the Author

Gabrielle Demange is Director of Studies at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris. She has been co-editor of the journal Economic Theory since 1998 and associate editor of Review of Economic Design also since 1998, Mathematical Social Sciences since 2000 and Finance since 2000. Professor Demange was elected as a Fellow of the Econometric Society in 1992 and is a Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, London. She has conducted research in the areas of social choice theory, and cooperative game theory. Professor Demange's works on two sided matching games and multi-item auction with David Gale were among the first in a now large field. Much of her recent research concerns risk sharing in financial markets and the design of social security systems. Apart from research articles in eminent journals, Professor Demange has written three text books in finance and game theory.

Myrna Wooders is Professor of Economics at Vanderbilt University. She has also taught at the Universities of Warwick and Toronto. Professor Wooders is founding editor of the Economics Bulletin, editor of the Journal of Public Economic Theory and president of the Association for Public Economic Theory. Her research has been primarily in the areas of public economic theory and game theory, especially in the interface between the two. Her work, alone and with others, on multijurisdictional economies is well known and widely cited. Professor Wooders has published in leadings journal in economics and game theory including Econometrica, Journal of Economic Theory, and Games and Economic Behavior. She has also edited a volume, Topics in Mathematical Economics and Game Theory: Essays in Honor of Robert John Aumann, published by the American Mathematical Society. Her awards include the prestigious Connaught Fellowship in the Social Sciences, a Humboldt Research Award for Forec Scientists (Germany), and a research award from the Director General of Universities of Catalunya. Professor Wooders is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, an elected member of the Game Theory Society Council, and a Research Fellow of the German-based CESifo Research Network.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Network formation, communication, and learning
1 A survey of network formation models : stability and efficiency 11
2 Models of network formation in cooperative games 58
3 Farsighted stability in network formation 89
4 Learning in networks 122
Pt. 2 On equilibrium formation of groups : a theoretical assessment
5 Group formation : the interaction of increasing returns and preferences diversity 171
6 Games and economies with near exhaustion of gains to scale 209
7 Coalitions and clubs : tiebout equilibrium in large economies 246
8 Secession-proof cost allocations and stable group structures in models of horizontal differentiation 266
Pt. 3 Groups, clubs, alliances in political and economic environments
9 Political parties and coalition formation 289
10 Power in the design of constitutional rules 312
11 Group and network formation in industrial organization : a survey 335
12 Institution design for managing global commons : lessons from coalition theory 354
13 Inequality and growth clubs 381
14 Informal insurance, enforcement constraints, and group formation 430
15 Spontaneous market emergence and social networks 447
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