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 n-person 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 3-person games, to the 4-person constant-sum games, to the symmetric and n-quota games and to games in which only the n and the (n-1)-person coalitions are allowed to be non-flat. In order to illustrate its merits and demerits as a predictor of an actual outcome in a real-life 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