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Game Theory in Wireless and Communication Networks by Walid Saad, Dusit Niyato, Zhu Han

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7    Cooperative games

While non-cooperative game theory studies the strategic choices resulting from the interactions among competing players, cooperative game theory provides analytical tools to study the behavior of rational players when they cooperate. In this context, in a cooperative-game scenario, the players are allowed to form agreements among themselves that can impact the strategic choices of these players as well as their utilities. Cooperative games encompass two main branches: bargaining theory and coalitional games. The former describes the bargaining process between a set of players that need to agree on the terms of cooperation, ...

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