CFDP 1592

Games of Connectivity

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Publication Date: November 2006

Pages: 16

Abstract: 

We consider a communications network in which users transmit beneficial information to each other at a cost. We pinpoint conditions under which the induced cooperative game is supermodular (convex). Our analysis is in a lattice-theoretic framework, which is at once simple and able to encompass a wide variety of seemingly disparate models.

Keywords: 

Information lattice, Multicast/unicast transmission, Cooperative games, Shapley value, Convex/supermodular games

JEL Classification Codes:  C71, D82, L96