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A Noncooperative View of Consistent Bankruptcy Rules

We introduce a game form that captures a noncooperative dimention of the consistency property of bankruptcy rules. Any consistent and monotonic rule is fully characterized by a bilateral principle and consistency. Like the consistency axiom, our game form, together with the bilateral principle, yields the corresponding consistent bankruptcy rule as a result of a unique outcome of Nash equilibria. The result holds for a large class of consistent monotone rules, including the Constrained Equal Award, the Proportional Rule, and many other well known rules. Moreover, all the subgame perfect equilibria are coalition-proof in the associated game in strategic form.

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Paper provided by Nir Dagan in its series Economic theory and game theory with number 005.

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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: 1997
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Publication status: Published in Games and Economic Behavior 18:55-72 (1997)
Handle: RePEc:nid:ndagan:005
Contact details of provider: Postal: Nir Dagan, Dept. of Economics and Management, Tel-Hai Academic College, Upper Galilee, Israel.
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