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Rationality and the Nash Solution to Non-convex Bargaining Problems

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  • Xu, Yongsheng
  • Yoshihara, Naoki

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Conditions α and β are two well-known rationality conditions in the theory of rational choice. This paper examines the implication of weaker versions of these two rationality conditions in the context of solutions to non-convex bargaining problems. It is shown that, together with the standard axioms of efficiency, anonymity and scale invariance, they characterize the Nash solution. This result makes a further connection between solutions to non-convex bargaining problems and rationalizability of choice functions in the theory of rational choice.

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Paper provided by Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University in its series Discussion Paper Series with number a537.

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Length: 8 p.
Date of creation: Apr 2010
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Handle: RePEc:hit:hituec:a537

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