This paper provides conditions for a game with externalities to have a population monotonic allocation scheme (PMAS). We observe that the notion of convexity defined by Hafalir [Games Econ Behav 61:242–258, 2007] does not guarantee the existence of a PMAS in the presence of externalities. We introduce a new notion of convexity and show that while our convexity is not a stronger condition than Hafalir’s [Games Econ Behav 61:242–258, 2007] , it is a sufficient condition for a game to have a PMAS. Moreover, we show that the Aumann-Drèze value, which is defined for games with coalition structures, explicitly constructs a PMAS. In addition, we offer two necessary and sufficient conditions to guarantee a PMAS in the presence of externalities.
- Population monotonicity
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- Statistics and Probability
- Mathematics (miscellaneous)
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
- Economics and Econometrics
- Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty