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A Bargaining Approach To Coordination In Networks

  • Miguel A. Meléndez-Jiménez

    (Universidad de Alicante)

This paper presents a model in which players interact via the formation of costly links and the benefits of bilateral interactions are determined by a coordination game. A novel contribution of this paper is that the fraction of the cost borne by each player involved in a bilateral link is not fixed exogenously, but results from bargaining. We analyze the model both in a static and a dynamic setting. Whereas the static game has multiplicity of equilibria, we show that only one is stochastically stable.

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Paper provided by Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie) in its series Working Papers. Serie AD with number 2007-28.

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Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2007
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Publication status: Published by Ivie
Handle: RePEc:ivi:wpasad:2007-28
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