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Christian Trudeau


Office Location: 7112 Lambton Tower
Office Ext.: 2374

Christian Trudeau completed a Ph.D. in Economics at Université de Montréal in 2009. He joined the Department of Economics at the University of Windsor in July 2008 and is now an Associate Professor.

His research focuses on cooperative game theory, axiomatic analysis of cost sharing mechanisms, as well as theoretical Industrial Organization.

Research Interests:

  • Microeconomics
  • Game Theory
  • Industrial Organization

Accepted/Forthcoming articles:

On the set of extreme core allocations for minimum cost spanning tree problems (with J. Vidal-Puga), forthcoming in Journal of Economic Theory 169 (2017), pp. 425-452. (Working paper version)

From the bankruptcy problem and its Concede-and-Divide solution to the assignment problem and its Fair Division solution, accepted by Games and Economic Behavior for the special issue in honor of Lloyd S. Shapley. (Working paper version)

Minimum incoming cost rules for arborescences (with E. Bahel), forthcoming in Social Choice and Welfare 49 (2017), pp. 287-314. (Working paper version, under different title)

Optimal tax policy under heterogeneous environmental preferences (with M. Arbex and S. Behringer), Economics Letters 157 (2017), pp. 79-82.  (Working paper version, older version)

Published articles:

"Minimum cost spanning tree problems with indifferent agents", Games and Economic Behavior 84 (2014), pp. 137-151. (Working paper version)

"Stable lexicographic rules for shortest path games" (with E. Bahel), Economics Letters 125 (2014), pp. 266-269. (Working paper version)

"Shapley-Shubik methods in cost sharing problems with technological cooperation" (with E. Bahel), Social Choice and Welfare 43 (2014), pp. 261-285. (Working paper version)

"Characterizations of the cycle-complete and folk solutions for minimum cost spanning tree problems", Social Choice and Welfare 42 (2014), pp. 941-957. (Working paper version)

"Linking the Kar and Folk Solutions Through a Problem Separation Property", International Journal of Game Theory 43 (2014), pp. 845-870. (Working paper version)

"A discrete cost sharing model with technological cooperation", (with E. Bahel), International Journal of Game Theory 42 (2013), pp. 439-460. (Working paper version)

"Characterizations of the Kar and folk solutions for minimum cost spanning tree problems", International Game Theory Review 15 (2013). (Extended working paper version)

"A new stable and more responsive cost sharing solution for mcst problems", Games and Economic Behavior 75 (2012), pp. 402-412. (Working paper version) Related note: "A reconsideration of the Kar solution for minimum cost spanning tree problems".

"Poverty, Informality and the Optimal General Income Tax Policy", (with M. Arbex and E. Mattos), B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy 12 (Topics) (2012).

"Cost Sharing with Multiple Technologies", Games and Economic Behavior 67 (2009), pp. 695-707.

"Network Flow Problems and Permutationally Concave Games", Mathematical Social Sciences 58 (2009), pp. 121-131.

Working papers and current projects:

Consistency Requirements and Pattern Methods in Cost Sharing Problems with Technological Cooperation (with E. Bahel), Virginia Tech working paper.

Stable cost sharing in production allocation games (with E. Bahel), University of Windsor working paper.

Assignment, communication graph, stability and non-manipulability.

Help us to help you: how consumer data can alter quality races (with Z. Wang), University of Windsor working paper.

Stable cost sharing for network flow problems with congestion (with E. Bahel).

Club good mechanisms: from free-riders to citizen-shareholders, from impossibility to characterization (with A. Mackenzie).

Clique games: a family of games with coincidence between the nucleolus and the Shapley value (with J. Vidal-Puga)

Fairness, stability and complementarity: a cooperative game approach to the job scheduling problem (with E. Bahel)

External Grants

2014-2019: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Insight Research Grant, Fairness, Stability and Non-Manipulability in the Presence of Intermediaries, Principal Investigator.

2010-2014: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Standard Research Grant, Allowing Subsidies in Cost Sharing Problems, Principal Investigator.


  • ECN 221 Intermediate Microeconomics I
  • *ECN 385 Public Economics: Expenditure
  • ECN 420 Industrial Organization Theory
  • *ECN 424 Advanced Microeconomics II
  • *ECN 501 Microeconomic Theory
  • ECN 503 Microeconomic Theory II
  • ECN 531 Industrial Organization
  • *ECN 594 Special Studies in Economics

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