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Bargaining and inequity aversion: On the efficiency of the double auction

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  • Rasch, Alexander
  • Wambach, Achim
  • Wiener, Kristina

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In a bargaining setting with asymmetrically informed, inequity-averse parties, a fully efficient mechanism (i.e., the double auction) exists if and only if compassion is strong. Less compassionate parties do not trade in the double auction in the limit of strong envy.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 114 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 178-181

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:114:y:2012:i:2:p:178-181

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Keywords: Bargaining; Double auction; Inequity aversion; Mechanism design; Two-sided asymmetric information;

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  1. Stefan Kohler, 2012. "Incomplete Information about Social Preferences Explains Equal Division and Delay in Bargaining," Games, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 3(3), pages 119-137, September.

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