The Story of the Poor Public Good Index

  • Manfred J. HollerEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11890)


The paper starts from the hypothesis that the public good index (PGI) could be much more successful if it were introduced by a more prominent game theorist. It argues that the violation of local monotonicity, inherent to this measure of a priori voting power, can be an asset – especially if the public good interpretation is taken into consideration and the PGI is (re-)assigned to I-power, instead of P-power.


Public good index PGI Banzhaf index Shapley-Shubik index Local monotonicity I-Power P-Power NESS concept 

JEL Classification

D71 C78 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of HamburgHamburgGermany

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