Battle of the Sexes: Non-Cooperative Games in the Theory of the Family
AbstractWe look at private-provision-of-public goods games. These games share an assumption that family members non-cooperatively use their resources either to acquire a private good or a family-specific good. What exactly constitutes the "private good" and the "public good" will be seen to vary from model to model. The next section suggests that the type of non-cooperative model presented earlier can be used to reformulate the Nash bargaining theory of the household.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economics, University of Bergen in its series Norway; Department of Economics, University of Bergen with number 174.
Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: 1997
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FAMILY ; GAMES ; EFFICIENCY;
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