Recent Submissions

  • Rock-Paper-Scissors; A New and Elegant Proof 

    Nouweland, Anne van den (University of Oregon, Dept of Economics, 2007-09-12)
    I provide an elegant proof identifying the unique mixed Nash equilibrium of the Rock-Paper-Scissors game. The proof is based on intuition rather than elimination of cases. It shows that for any mixed strategy other than ...
  • The truncated core for games with limited aspirations 

    Nouweland, Anne van den (University of Oregon, Dept of Economics, 2007-10)
    We define and study games with limited aspirations. In a game with limited aspirations there are upper bounds on the possible payoffs for some coalitions. These restrictions require adjustments in the definitions of ...
  • Status Equilibrium in Local Public Good Economies 

    Nouweland, Anne van den; Wooders, Myrna Holtz (University of Oregon, Dept of Economics, 2005-09-19)
    We define a concept of status equilibrium for local public good economies. A status equilibrium specifies one status index for each agent in an economy. These indices determine agents’ cost shares in any possible jurisdiction. ...
  • Interval values for strategic games in which players cooperate 

    Carpente, Luisa; Casas-Mendez, Balbina; García-Jurado, I. (Ignacio); Nouweland, Anne van den (University of Oregon, Dept of Economics, 2005-09-22)
    In this paper we propose a method to associate a coalitional interval game with each strategic game. The method is based on the lower and upper values of finite two-person zero-sum games. We axiomatically characterize this ...
  • The Shapley valuation function for strategic games in which players cooperate 

    Carpente, Luisa; Casas-Mendez, Balbina; García-Jurado, I. (Ignacio); Nouweland, Anne van den (University of Oregon, Dept. of Economics, 2004-02-19)
    In this note we use the Shapley value to define a valuation function. A valuation function associates with every non-empty coalition of players in a strategic game a vector of payoffs for the members of the coalition that ...
  • The Formation of Communication Networks in Cooperative Games 

    Nouweland, Anne van den (University of Oregon, Dept. of Economics, 2004-01)
    I survey the literature on network formation in situations where the possible gains from cooperation of coalitions of agents are modeled by a coalitional game. I discuss the models that appear in the literature and their ...
  • Values for strategic games in which players cooperate 

    Carpente, Luisa; García-Jurado, I. (Ignacio); Casas-Mendez, Balbina; Nouweland, Anne van den (University of Oregon, Dept. of Economics, 2003-02-27)
    In this paper we propose a new method to associate a coalitional game with each strategic game. The method is based on the lower value of matrix games. We axiomatically characterize this new method, as well as the method ...
  • Demonstrating worker quality through strategic absenteeism 

    Harbaugh, William; Nouweland, Anne van den (University of Oregon, Dept. of Economics, 2002-06-14)
    Determining the productivity of individual workers engaged in team production is difficult. Monitoring expenses may be high, or the observable output of the entire team may be some single product. One way to collect ...
  • Cooperative Multicriteria Games with Public and Private Criteria; An Investigation of Core Concepts 

    Voorneveld, Mark; Nouweland, Anne van den (University of Oregon, Dept. of Economics, 2001-06-01)
    A new class of cooperative multicriteria games is introduced which takes into account two different types of criteria: private criteria, which correspond to divisible and excludable goods, and public criteria, which in an ...
  • Strongly stable networks 

    Jackson, Matthew O.; Nouweland, Anne van den (University of Oregon, Dept. of Economics, 2001-06-01)
    We analyze the formation of networks among individuals. In particular, we examine the existence of networks that are stable against changes in links by any coalition of individuals. We show that to investigate the existence ...
  • A Mechanism for Inducing Cooperation in Non-Cooperative Environments: Theory and Applications 

    Ellis, Christopher J.; Nouweland, Anne van den (University of Oregon, Dept. of Economics, 2000-02-01)
    We construct a market based mechanism that induces players in a non-cooperative game to make the same choices as characterize cooperation. We then argue that this mechanism is applicable to a wide range of economic questions ...