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Multilateral Bargaining with Opt-Out Option

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  • Maurya, Amit Kumar

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We study a model of multilateral bargaining in which a buyer attempts to assemble objects owned by multiple sellers. Players can (non-cooperatively) opt out of the bargaining whenever they want. The presence of this option results in an equilibrium in which the buyer implements the project immediately and grabs the entire surplus. It also mitigates the inefficiency associated with nontransparent bargaining protocol. These results are in stark contrast to those obtained in Roy Chowdhury and Sengupta (2012).

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  • Maurya, Amit Kumar, 2015. "Multilateral Bargaining with Opt-Out Option," MPRA Paper 68681, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    Multilateral bargaining; Opt Out; Outside options; Efficiency; Non-transparency;
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    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
    • C78 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Bargaining Theory; Matching Theory
    • D23 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Organizational Behavior; Transaction Costs; Property Rights

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