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The power to delay

  • Li, Duozhe
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    This paper studies a bilateral bargaining game in which one party can suspend the game indefinitely. If suspension is costless, multiple equilibria arise; if suspension is costly and subject to a budget constraint, a unique equilibrium with immediate agreement is obtained.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 112 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 2 (August)
    Pages: 155-157

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:112:y:2011:i:2:p:155-157
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