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A Note on Agenda Restrictions in Multi-Issue Bargaining

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  • Francesca Flamini

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We study the effects of a between-cake discount factor in the agenda selection problem faced by a multi-issue committee. The presence of an interval of time between bargaining stages is a reasonable and realistic assumption. We show that this assumption simplifies the agenda selection problem strongly. In particular, the equilibrium multiplicity obtained in In and Serrano (2002) does not hold: a unique SPE can be established among the sequential bargaining procedures.

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  • Francesca Flamini, "undated". "A Note on Agenda Restrictions in Multi-Issue Bargaining," Working Papers 2003_15, Business School - Economics, University of Glasgow.
  • Handle: RePEc:gla:glaewp:2003_15
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    1. Muthoo,Abhinay, 1999. "Bargaining Theory with Applications," Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press, number 9780521576475, May.
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    1. Flamini, Francesca, 2007. "First things first? The agenda formation problem for multi-issue committees," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 63(1), pages 138-157, May.

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    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
    • C73 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Stochastic and Dynamic Games; Evolutionary Games
    • C78 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Bargaining Theory; Matching Theory

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