
Accession Number : AD0418434
Title : THE KERNEL OF A COOPERATIVE GAME,
Descriptive Note : Research memo.,
Corporate Author : PRINCETON UNIV N J
Personal Author(s) : Davis,Morton ; Maschler,Michael
Report Date : 20 JUN 1963
Pagination or Media Count : 1
Abstract : The kernel of a cooperative nperson game is defined. It is a subset of the bargaining set M(i)1. Its existence and some of its properties are studied. We apply it to the 3person games, to the 4person constantsum games, to the symmetric and nquota games and to games in which only the n and the (n1)person coalitions are allowed to be nonflat. In order to illustrate its merits and demerits as a predictor of an actual outcome in a reallife situation, we exhibit an example in which the kernel prediction seems frustrating. The opinions of other authors are quoted in order to throw some light on this interesting example. (Author)
Descriptors : (*GAME THEORY, GROUP DYNAMICS), PROBABILITY, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION.
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE