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Relative concerns and delays in bargaining with private information

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  • MAULEON, Ana

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    (CEREC, Saint-Louis University, Brussels, Belgium; Université catholique de Louvain, CORE, Belgium)

  • VANNETELBOSCH, Vincent

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    (CEREC, Saint-Louis University, Brussels, Belgium; Université catholique de Louvain, CORE, Belgium)

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We consider Rubinstein's two-person alternating-offer bargaining model with two-sided incomplete information. We investigate the effects of one party having relative concerns on the bargaining outcome and the delay in reaching an agreement. We find that facing an opponent having stronger relative concerns only hurts the bargainer when she is stronger than her opponent. In addition, we show that an increase of one party's relative concerns will decrease the maximum delay in reaching an agreement.

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Paper provided by Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) in its series CORE Discussion Papers with number 2013034.

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Keywords: relative concerns; alternating-offer bargaining; private information; maximal delays;

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  1. Kohler, Stefan, 2013. "Inequality aversion causes equal or unequal division in alternating-offer bargaining," MPRA Paper 40764, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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