This seminar takes place usually on Fridays, at a suitable time and is meant for talks by young Assamese mathematicians (PhD Students, Postdocs, and young faculty members). By Assamese, we mean anyone residing/working in Assam now or residing/working in Assam in the past. If you wish to attend or give a talk in the seminar please email me ([email protected]) or Parama Dutta ([email protected]).

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**Solution Concepts in Transferable Utility Games**

**Parishmita Baruah (Dibrugarh University)**

**02 October 2020 (8 pm IST)**

**Abstract**: In cooperative games with transferable utility (TU games in short), players work together for a common goal under binding agreements. The contributions by the players to achieve this common goal fetch them some worth. But one question naturally arises, how fair is the distribution of total worth generated due to their cooperation among the players? As a result, many solution concepts have been put forward over the years. By defining so-called solution concepts, cooperative game theory tries to characterize the set of outcomes that are, seen from a viewpoint of rationality, interesting. In the most general setup of TU games, the players’ contributions cannot be directly determined and, therefore, are measured indirectly by a term called “marginal contributions”. Thus, the notion of marginal contribution is an indicator of the productivity of a player. The designer may or may not consider a player’s productivity as a preferable criterion for her solution. This leads to the definition of two extreme classes of solutions: the class of marginalistic solutions and the egalitarian solutions. The marginalistic solutions award players according to their productivities, whereas the egalitarian solutions express solidarity to the non-productive players. This work will discuss some solution concepts of TU-games that behave as a trade-off between marginalism and egalitarianism and their corresponding axiomatic characterizations.

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**When does the seminar take place?**

Usually on Fridays, the times change depending on the availability of the speaker.

**Who can attend?**

Everyone is welcome to attend, but you have to register to get the links to attend the seminars. You can register by sending an email to [email protected], mentioning your name and affiliation (if any).

**Who can give a talk?**

At the moment we are encouraging only PhD students, postdocs and young faculty members either from Assam or living in Assam to give talks. If you are interested in giving a talk, please send an email to [email protected] or [email protected]

**Will there be any certificate for attending?**

No.