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Bargaining Solutions and Public Policies in Matching Models


  • Samir Amine
  • Sylvain Baumann
  • Pedro Lages Dos Santos


The aim of this paper is to show that usually the literature under or overestimate the effect of public policies on the labor market by using systematically a symmetric Nash bargaining solution to share the surplus between worker and firm. Indeed, using a matching model framework, we compare and analyze Nash, Egalitarian, Kalai-Smorodinsky and Equal-Sacrifice solutions. We show that the effects of public policies, as minimum wage or unemployment benefits, would be more or less significative depending on the bargaining solution. It appears that Nash and egalitarian solutions are less inclined to study the impacts of the introduction of the minimum wage.

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  • Samir Amine & Sylvain Baumann & Pedro Lages Dos Santos, 2018. "Bargaining Solutions and Public Policies in Matching Models," Economic Studies journal, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute, issue 4, pages 3-14.
  • Handle: RePEc:bas:econst:y:2018:i:4:p:3-14

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    Cited by:

    1. Claus-Jochen Haake & Thorsten Upmann & Papatya Duman, 2020. "Wage Bargaining and Employment Revisited: Separability and Efficiency in Collective Bargaining," CESifo Working Paper Series 8422, CESifo.
    2. Claus-Jochen Haake & Thorsten Upmann & Papatya Duman, 2019. "The Decomposability of the Nash Bargaining Solution in Labor Markets," Working Papers CIE 128, Paderborn University, CIE Center for International Economics.

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    JEL classification:

    • C78 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Bargaining Theory; Matching Theory
    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search
    • J68 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Public Policy


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