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A monotonic and merge-proof rule in minimum cost spanning tree situations

María Gómez-Rúa and Juan Vidal-Puga

Economic Theory, 2017, vol. 63, issue 3, 813-826

Abstract: Abstract We present a new model for cost sharing in minimum cost spanning tree problems to allow planners to identify how many agents merge. Under this new framework, in contrast to the traditional model, there are rules that satisfy the property of Merge-proofness. Furthermore, strengthening this property and adding some others, such as Population Monotonicity and Solidarity, makes it possible to define a unique rule that coincides with the weighted Shapley value of an associated cost game.

Keywords: Minimum cost spanning tree problems; Cost sharing; Core Selection; Cost Monotonicity; Merge-proofness; Weighted Shapley value (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C71 D61 D63 D7 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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