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Stagnation proofness and individually monotonic bargaining solutions

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  • Jaume García-Segarra

    () (LEE & Department of Economics, Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain)

  • Miguel Ginés-Vilar

    () (LEE & Department of Economics, Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain)

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to generalize the results of Peter and Tijs [10] and [9]. We propose a characterization that holds both for n-agent problems and for a larger class of problems. The axioms used in our characterization are weaker because they are implied by the characterization in the aforementioned references. We analyze a phenomenon known as stagnation effect, which takes place when a bargaining solution remains unchanged facing all possible expansions of the bargaining set not affecting the utopia point. Our main result relies on a very weak axiom, stagnation proofness. Whenever a bargaining solution satisfies this axiom, such solution does not suffer from the stagnation effect.

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  • Jaume García-Segarra & Miguel Ginés-Vilar, 2013. "Stagnation proofness and individually monotonic bargaining solutions," Working Papers 2013/04, Economics Department, Universitat Jaume I, Castellón (Spain).
  • Handle: RePEc:jau:wpaper:2013/04
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    Keywords

    Bargaining; axiomatization; n-agent problem; monotone paths;

    JEL classification:

    • C78 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Bargaining Theory; Matching Theory
    • D74 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Conflict; Conflict Resolution; Alliances; Revolutions

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