Encyclopedia of Law and Economics

2019 Edition
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Cooperative Game and the Law

  • Samuel FereyEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7753-2_635

Definition

While noncooperative game theory applied to the law is now a subfield of law and economics literature, cooperative game theory has a more strange history. Many of the founding fathers of the cooperative game theory (Shapley, Shubik, Owen, Aumann) were interested in legal examples to illustrate their games; however, law and economics literature has not systematically investigated the meaning of cooperative game theory for the law and is still mostly noncooperative oriented. The aim of the entry is to draw a general picture of what cooperative game theory may add to the law and economics literature. We focus on the positive and normative aspects of cooperative game theory, and we provide illustrative examples in different fields (private law, public law, regulation, theory of the law).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CNRS, BETAUniversity of LorraineNancyFrance