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Consistent Bargaining

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  • Oz Shy

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Abstract

This short paper demonstrates that the equilibrium payoffs of an alternating-offers bargaining game over a unit of surplus converge to equal division provided that the parties are allowed to bargain over all the surpluses generated by the "right" to be the first to make offers. The result obtained in the present paper may provide some "justification" for other division procedures such as the divide-and-choose or the moving-knife mechanisms.

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  • Oz Shy, 2010. "Consistent Bargaining," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 30(2), pages 1425-1432.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-10-00141
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    5. Perry Motty & Reny Philip J., 1993. "A Non-cooperative Bargaining Model with Strategically Timed Offers," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 59(1), pages 50-77, February.
    6. Fershtman, Chaim, 1990. "The importance of the agenda in bargaining," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 2(3), pages 224-238, September.
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    Keywords

    Bargaining theory; Alternating offers; First-mover advantage; Equal division.;

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    • C7 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory

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