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The Shapley Value in Knapsack Budgeted Games  [PDF]
Smriti Bhagat,Anthony Kim,S. Muthukrishnan,Udi Weinsberg
Computer Science , 2014,
Abstract: We propose the study of computing the Shapley value for a new class of cooperative games that we call budgeted games, and investigate in particular knapsack budgeted games, a version modeled after the classical knapsack problem. In these games, the "value" of a set $S$ of agents is determined only by a critical subset $T\subseteq S$ of the agents and not the entirety of $S$ due to a budget constraint that limits how large $T$ can be. We show that the Shapley value can be computed in time faster than by the na\"ive exponential time algorithm when there are sufficiently many agents, and also provide an algorithm that approximates the Shapley value within an additive error. For a related budgeted game associated with a greedy heuristic, we show that the Shapley value can be computed in pseudo-polynomial time. Furthermore, we generalize our proof techniques and propose what we term algorithmic representation framework that captures a broad class of cooperative games with the property of efficient computation of the Shapley value. The main idea is that the problem of determining the efficient computation can be reduced to that of finding an alternative representation of the games and an associated algorithm for computing the underlying value function with small time and space complexities in the representation size.
The Shapley Axiomatization for Values in Partition Function Games  [PDF]
Oskar Skibski,Tomasz P. Michalak,Michael Wooldridge
Computer Science , 2013,
Abstract: One of the long-debated issues in coalitional game theory is how to extend the Shapley value to games with externalities (partition-function games). When externalities are present, not only can a player's marginal contribution - a central notion to the Shapley value - be defined in a variety of ways, but it is also not obvious which axiomatization should be used. Consequently, a number of authors extended the Shapley value using complex and often unintuitive axiomatizations. Furthermore, no algorithm to approximate any extension of the Shapley value to partition-function games has been proposed to date. Given this background, we prove in this paper that, for any well-defined measure of marginal contribution, Shapley's original four axioms imply a unique value for games with externalities. As an consequence of this general theorem, we show that values proposed by Macho-Stadler et al., McQuillin and Bolger can be derived from Shapley's axioms. Building upon our analysis of marginal contribution, we develop a general algorithm to approximate extensions of the Shapley value to games with externalities using a Monte Carlo simulation technique.
The Inverse Shapley Value Problem  [PDF]
Anindya De,Ilias Diakonikolas,Rocco A. Servedio
Computer Science , 2012,
Abstract: For $f$ a weighted voting scheme used by $n$ voters to choose between two candidates, the $n$ \emph{Shapley-Shubik Indices} (or {\em Shapley values}) of $f$ provide a measure of how much control each voter can exert over the overall outcome of the vote. Shapley-Shubik indices were introduced by Lloyd Shapley and Martin Shubik in 1954 \cite{SS54} and are widely studied in social choice theory as a measure of the "influence" of voters. The \emph{Inverse Shapley Value Problem} is the problem of designing a weighted voting scheme which (approximately) achieves a desired input vector of values for the Shapley-Shubik indices. Despite much interest in this problem no provably correct and efficient algorithm was known prior to our work. We give the first efficient algorithm with provable performance guarantees for the Inverse Shapley Value Problem. For any constant $\eps > 0$ our algorithm runs in fixed poly$(n)$ time (the degree of the polynomial is independent of $\eps$) and has the following performance guarantee: given as input a vector of desired Shapley values, if any "reasonable" weighted voting scheme (roughly, one in which the threshold is not too skewed) approximately matches the desired vector of values to within some small error, then our algorithm explicitly outputs a weighted voting scheme that achieves this vector of Shapley values to within error $\eps.$ If there is a "reasonable" voting scheme in which all voting weights are integers at most $\poly(n)$ that approximately achieves the desired Shapley values, then our algorithm runs in time $\poly(n)$ and outputs a weighted voting scheme that achieves the target vector of Shapley values to within error $\eps=n^{-1/8}.$
The Shapley group value  [PDF]
Ramón Flores,Elisenda Molina,Juan Tejada
Mathematics , 2014,
Abstract: Following the original interpretation of the Shapley value (Shapley, 1953a) as a priori evaluation of the prospects of a player in a multi-person interaction situation, we propose a group value, which we call the Shapley group value, as a priori evaluation of the prospects of a group of players in a coalitional game when acting as a unit. We study its properties and we give an axiomatic characterization. Relaying on this valuation we analyze the profitability of a group. We motivate our proposal by means of some relevant applications of the Shapley group value, when it is used as an objective function by a decisionmaker who is trying to identify an optimal group of agents in a framework in which agents interact and the attained benefit can be modeled bymeans of a transferable utility game. As an illustrative examplewe analyze the problem of identifying the set of key agents in a terrorist network.
The Shapley Value of Phylogenetic Trees  [PDF]
Claus-Jochen Haake,Akemi Kashiwada,Francis Edward Su
Mathematics , 2005, DOI: 10.1007/s00285-007-0126-2
Abstract: Every weighted tree corresponds naturally to a cooperative game that we call a "tree game"; it assigns to each subset of leaves the sum of the weights of the minimal subtree spanned by those leaves. In the context of phylogenetic trees, the leaves are species and this assignment captures the diversity present in the coalition of species considered. We consider the Shapley value of tree games and suggest a biological interpretation. We determine the linear transformation M that shows the dependence of the Shapley value on the edge weights of the tree, and we also compute a null space basis of M. Both depend on the "split counts" of the tree. Finally, we characterize the Shapley value on tree games by four axioms, a counterpart to Shapley's original theorem on the larger class of cooperative games.
The Shapley Value for Stochastic Cooperative Game  [cached]
Ying Ma,Zuofeng Gao,Wei Li,Ning Jiang
Modern Applied Science , 2009, DOI: 10.5539/mas.v2n4p76
Abstract: In this paper we extend the notion of Shapley value to the stochastic cooperative games. We give the definition of marginal vector to the stochastic cooperative games and we define the Shapley value for this game. Furthermore, we discuss the axioms of the Shapley value and give the proofs of these axioms.
Steady Marginality: A Uniform Approach to Shapley Value for Games with Externalities  [PDF]
Oskar Skibski
Computer Science , 2011,
Abstract: The Shapley value is one of the most important solution concepts in cooperative game theory. In coalitional games without externalities, it allows to compute a unique payoff division that meets certain desirable fairness axioms. However, in many realistic applications where externalities are present, Shapley's axioms fail to indicate such a unique division. Consequently, there are many extensions of Shapley value to the environment with externalities proposed in the literature built upon additional axioms. Two important such extensions are "externality-free" value by Pham Do and Norde and value that "absorbed all externalities" by McQuillin. They are good reference points in a space of potential payoff divisions for coalitional games with externalities as they limit the space at two opposite extremes. In a recent, important publication, De Clippel and Serrano presented a marginality-based axiomatization of the value by Pham Do Norde. In this paper, we propose a dual approach to marginality which allows us to derive the value of McQuillin. Thus, we close the picture outlined by De Clippel and Serrano.
Uncertainty of the Shapley Value  [PDF]
Vladislav Kargin
Mathematics , 2003,
Abstract: This paper introduces a measure of uncertainty in the determination of the Shapley value, illustrates it with examples, and studies some of its properties. The introduced measure of uncertainty quantifies random variations in a player's marginal contribution during the bargaining process. The measure is symmetric with respect to exchangeable substitutions in the players, equal to zero for dummy player, and convex in the game argument. The measure is illustrated by several examples of abstract games and an example from epidemiology.
On the Coalitional Rationality of the Shapley Value and Other Efficient Values of Cooperative TU Games  [PDF]
Irinel Dragan
American Journal of Operations Research (AJOR) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ajor.2014.44022
Abstract: In the theory of cooperative transferable utilities games, (TU games), the Efficient Values, that is those which show how the win of the grand coalition is shared by the players, may not be a good solution to give a fair outcome to each player. In an earlier work of the author, the Inverse Problem has been stated and explicitely solved for the Shapley Value and for the Least Square Values. In the present paper, for a given vector, which is the Shapley Value of a game, but it is not coalitional rational, that is it does not belong to the Core of the game, we would like to find out a new game with the Shapley Value equal to the a priori given vector and for which this vector is also in the Core of the game. In other words, in the Inverse Set relative to the Shapley Value, we want to find out a new game, for which the Shapley Value is coalitional rational. The results show how such a game may be obtained, and some examples are illustrating the technique. Moreover, it is shown that beside the original game, there are always other games for which the given vector is not in the Core. The similar problem is solved for the Least Square Values.
A new axiomatization for likelihood gambles  [PDF]
Phan H. Giang
Computer Science , 2012,
Abstract: This paper studies a new and more general axiomatization than one presented previously for preference on likelihood gambles. Likelihood gambles describe actions in a situation where a decision maker knows multiple probabilistic models and a random sample generated from one of those models but does not know prior probability of models. This new axiom system is inspired by Jensen's axiomatization of probabilistic gambles. Our approach provides a new perspective to the role of data in decision making under ambiguity. It avoids one of the most controversial issue of Bayesian methodology namely the assumption of prior probability.
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