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A Note on Bargaining over a Finite Number of Feasible Agreements

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  • Muthoo, Abhinay

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In this note we show that the uniqueness of the subgame perfect equilibrium of Rubinstein's (1982) bargaining theory does not hold if the number of feasible agreements is finite. It will be shown that any Pareto-efficient agreement (belonging to the finite set of feasible agreements) can be supported as a subgame perfect equilibrium of the Rubinstein alternating-offers bargaining game, provided the length of a single bargaining period is sufficiently small.

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  • Muthoo, Abhinay, 1991. "A Note on Bargaining over a Finite Number of Feasible Agreements," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 1(3), pages 290-292, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:joecth:v:1:y:1991:i:3:p:290-92
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    1. Vannetelbosch, Vincent J., 1996. "On Rationalizability in Two-Person Alternating-Offer Bargaining," Discussion Papers (IRES - Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales) 1996023, Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES).
    2. Roberto Serrano, 2007. "Bargaining," Working Papers 2007-06, Instituto Madrileño de Estudios Avanzados (IMDEA) Ciencias Sociales.
    3. Attanasi, Giuseppe Marco & Garcia-Gallego, Aurora & Georgantzis, Nikolaos & Montesano, Aldo, 2010. "Non-cooperative games with chained confirmed proposals," TSE Working Papers 10-192, Toulouse School of Economics (TSE).
    4. Weinberger, Catherine J., 2000. "Selective Acceptance and Inefficiency in a Two-Issue Complete Information Bargaining Game," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 31(2), pages 262-293, May.
    5. Giuseppe Attanasi & Aurora García-Gallego & Nikolaos Georgantzís & Aldo Montesano, 2015. "Bargaining over Strategies of Non-Cooperative Games," Games, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 6(3), pages 1-26, August.
    6. Maurya, Amit Kumar, 2015. "Multilateral Bargaining with Discrete Surplus," MPRA Paper 67558, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    7. Vincent Vannetelbosch, 1999. "Alternating-Offer Bargaining and Common Knowledge of Rationality," Theory and Decision, Springer, vol. 47(2), pages 111-138, October.
    8. Attanasi, Giuseppe Marco & Garcia-Gallego, Aurora & Georgantzis, Nikolaos & Montesano, Aldo, 2011. "An Experiment on Prisoner’s Dilemma with Confirmed Proposals," TSE Working Papers 11-274, Toulouse School of Economics (TSE).
    9. Attanasi, Giuseppe & Garcia-Gallego, Aurora & Georgantzis, Nikolaos & Montesano, Aldo, 2011. "An Experiment on Prisoner’s Dilemma with Confirmed Proposals," LERNA Working Papers 11.23.357, LERNA, University of Toulouse.
    10. Younghwan In, 2003. "A Note on Multi-Issue Bargaining with a Finite Set of Alternatives," Departmental Working Papers wp0304, National University of Singapore, Department of Economics.

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