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Gradual Bargaining in Decentralized Asset Markets

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  • Guillaume Rocheteau

    (University of California, Irvine)

  • Tai-Wei Hu

    (University of Bristol)

  • Lucie Lebeau

    (University of California, Irvine)

  • Younghwan In

    (KAIST)

Abstract

We introduce a new approach to bargaining, with strategic and axiomatic foundations, into models of decentralized asset markets. According to this approach, which encompasses the Nash (1950) solution as a special case, bilateral negotiations follow an agenda that partitions assets into bundles to be sold sequentially. We construct two alternating-offer games consistent with this approach and characterize their subgame perfect equilibria. We show the revenue of the asset owner is maximized when assets are sold one infinitesimal unit at a time. In a general equilibrium model with endogenous asset holdings, gradual bargaining reduces asset misallocation and prevents market breakdowns. (Copyright: Elsevier)

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  • Guillaume Rocheteau & Tai-Wei Hu & Lucie Lebeau & Younghwan In, 2021. "Gradual Bargaining in Decentralized Asset Markets," Review of Economic Dynamics, Elsevier for the Society for Economic Dynamics, vol. 42, pages 72-109, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:red:issued:20-33
    DOI: 10.1016/j.red.2020.10.008
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