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Collective Bargaining and Walrasian Equilibrium

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  • Penta, Antonio

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This paper contributes to the research agenda on non-cooperative foundations ofWalrasian Equilibrium. A class of barganing games in which agents bargain over prices and maximum trading con- straints is considered: It is proved that all the Stationary Sub- game Perfect Equilibria of these games implement Walrasian al- locations as the bargaining frictions vanish. The main novelty of the result is twofold: (1) it holds for any number of agents; (2) it is robust to di¤erent speci�cations of the bargaining process.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 10260.

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Date of creation: May 2007
Date of revision: Sep 2007
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:10260

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Keywords: strategic bargaining; Walrasian Equilibrium;

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