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Multilateral Non-Cooperative Bargaining in a General Utility Space

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  • Hannu Vartiainen

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    (Department of Economics, Turku School of Economics)

  • Klaus Kultti

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    (Department of Economics, University of Helsinki)

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We consider an n-player bargaining problem where the utility possibility set is compact, convex, and stricly comprehensive. We show that a stationary subgame perfect Nash equilibrium exists, and that, if the Pareto surface is differentiable, all such equilibria converge to the Nash bargaining solution as the length of a time period between offers goes to zero. Without the differentiability assumption, convergence need not hold.

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Paper provided by Aboa Centre for Economics in its series Discussion Papers with number 19.

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Date of creation: Sep 2007
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  2. Herings P. Jean-Jacques & Britz Volker & Predtetchinski Arkadi, 2012. "On the Convergence to Nash Bargaining Solution for Endogenous Bargaining Protocols," Research Memorandum 030, Maastricht University, Maastricht Research School of Economics of Technology and Organization (METEOR).
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