The 2015 AMMCS-CAIMS Congress

Interdisciplinary AMMCS Conference Series

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada | June 7-12, 2015

AMMCS-CAIMS 2015 Semi-Plenary Talk

Sustainability of Cooperation in Dynamic Games Played over Event Trees

Georges Zaccour (École des Hautes Études commerciales de Montréal)

A well-known problem in dynamic cooperative games is the sustainability of cooperation over time. The literature addressed this issue following different approaches, namely, the design of time-consistent payments, incentive equilibrium strategies and trigger strategies that deter credibly and effectively deviation from cooperation. In this talk, I will apply these different approaches to dynamic games played over event trees, that is, stochastic games where the uncertainty is not influenced by players' actions but it is nature's decision. After introducing the main elements of this class of games, I will introduce node-consistent cooperative payments based on the Shapley value and imputations in the core as means for sustaining cooperation over nodes (and time). Further, I will show how incentive and trigger strategies can be constructed to strategically support the cooperative agreement designed at the starting date of the game.
Georges Zaccour holds the Chair in Game Theory and Management and is a full professor of Department of Management Sciences at HEC Montréal. He holds a Ph.D. in management science, an M.Sc. in international business from HEC Montréal and a licence in mathematics and economics from Université Paris-Dauphine. He served as the director of GERAD, an interuniversity research center and the director of marketing department and Ph.D. program at HEC Montréal. His research areas are differential games, optimal control and operations research applied to marketing, energy sector and environmental management, areas in which he has published more than 140 papers and co-edited thirteen volumes. He coauthors the books Differential Games in Marketing and Games and Dynamic Games. His research is regularly funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. He is the editor-in-chief of Dynamic Games and Applications and associate editor of the International Game Theory Review, Environmental Modeling & Assessment, Computational Management Science, INFOR, and other journals. He is a fellow of The Royal Society of Canada and was the president of the International Society of Dynamic Games (2002-2006).