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The equal-surplus Shapley value for chance-constrained games on finite sample spaces

Donald Nganmegni Njoya (), Issofa Moyouwou () and Nicolas Gabriel Andjiga ()
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Donald Nganmegni Njoya: University of Yaounde I
Issofa Moyouwou: University of Yaounde I
Nicolas Gabriel Andjiga: University of Yaounde I

Mathematical Methods of Operations Research, 2021, vol. 93, issue 3, No 2, 463-499

Abstract: Abstract Many interactions from linear production problems, financial markets, or sequencing problems are modeled by cooperative games where payoffs to a coalition of players is a random variable. For this class of cooperative games, we introduce a two-stage value as an ex-ante agreement among players. Players are first promised their prior Shapley shares which are exactly their respective shares by the Shapley value of the expectation game. The final payoff vector is obtained by equally re-allocating the surplus when a realization of the random payoff of the grand coalition is observed. In support of the tractability of the newly introduced value called equal-surplus Shapley value, we provide a simple and compact formula. Depending on which probability distributions over the sample spaces are admissible, we present several characterization results of the equal-surplus Shapley value. This is achieved by using some classical axioms together with some other appealing axioms such as the independence of local duplication which simply requires that individual shares in a game remain unchanged when only certain events are duplicated in the sample space of a coalition without altering the probability of observing the others.

Keywords: Game theory; Random coalitional payoffs; Equal surplus; Finite sample spaces (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1007/s00186-021-00738-w

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