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The Attraction and Compromise Effects in Bargaining: Experimental Evidence

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  • Fabio Galeotti

    (GATE Lyon Saint-Étienne - Groupe d'Analyse et de Théorie Economique Lyon - Saint-Etienne - ENS de Lyon - École normale supérieure de Lyon - UL2 - Université Lumière - Lyon 2 - UCBL - Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 - Université de Lyon - UJM - Université Jean Monnet - Saint-Étienne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Maria Montero

    (UON - University of Nottingham, UK)

  • Anders Poulsen

    (UEA - University of East Anglia [Norwich])

Abstract

The Attraction Effect and Compromise Effect (AE and CE) were introduced for individual choice situations. We define and experimentally investigate the AE and CE for bargaining situations. Our data suggest that the AE and CE are significant in bargaining, when certain conditions, related to focal equilibrium selection criteria based on payoff equality, efficiency, and symmetry, are met.

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  • Fabio Galeotti & Maria Montero & Anders Poulsen, 2020. "The Attraction and Compromise Effects in Bargaining: Experimental Evidence," Working Papers halshs-02466032, HAL.
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    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
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