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Reject and renegotiate: The Shapley value in multilateral bargaining

  • Ju, Yuan
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This paper investigates three distinctive and intuitive renegotiation bargaining protocols that all yield the Shapley value as the unique subgame perfect equilibrium outcome. These protocols, built on the multi-bidding procedure of Pérez-Castrillo and Wettstein (2001), allow more freedom in multilateral bargaining where rejected players can further negotiate and form coalitions. The self-duality of the Shapley value plays a key role in the second and third results. Moreover, these renegotiation protocols allow an actual play along the equilibrium path to restore the Shapley value in case of a ‘mistake’ made before.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Mathematical Economics.

Volume (Year): 48 (2012)
Issue (Month): 6 ()
Pages: 431-436

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Handle: RePEc:eee:mateco:v:48:y:2012:i:6:p:431-436
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmateco.2012.08.009
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