Gamson's Law and Hedonic Games Articles uri icon

publication date

  • January 2008

start page

  • 57

end page

  • 67

issue

  • 1

volume

  • 30

international standard serial number (ISSN)

  • 0176-1714

electronic international standard serial number (EISSN)

  • 1432-217X

abstract

  • This note adds one celebrated coalition formation game due toGamson (AmSocRev 26:373&-382 1961a,AmSocRev 26:565&-573, 1961b) in thelist of applications of the theory of hedonic games explored by Banerjee et al.(Soc Choice Welf 18:135&-153, 2001) and Bogomolnaia and Jackson (GamesEcon Behav 38: 204&-230, 2002). We apply their results to study the originalGamson game and offer extensions both to a multi-dimensional characteristicsspace and to an infinite number of players.