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Multilateral non-cooperative bargaining in a general utility space

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  • Klaus Kultti
  • Hannu Vartiainen

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We consider an n-player bargaining problem where the utility possibility set is compact, convex, and stricly comprehensive. We show that a stationary subgame perfect Nash equilibrium exists, and that, if the Pareto surface is differentiable, all such equilibria converge to the Nash bargaining solution as the length of a time period between offers goes to zero. Without the differentiability assumption, convergence need not hold.
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  • Klaus Kultti & Hannu Vartiainen, 2010. "Multilateral non-cooperative bargaining in a general utility space," International Journal of Game Theory, Springer;Game Theory Society, vol. 39(4), pages 677-689, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:jogath:v:39:y:2010:i:4:p:677-689
    DOI: 10.1007/s00182-009-0212-3
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    Keywords

    Multilateral; Bargaining; General utility set; C7; D7;
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    JEL classification:

    • C7 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory
    • D7 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making

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