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Does Bargaining Matter in the Small Firm’s Matching Model?

  • Olivier LHARIDON

    (University of Rennes 1 - CREM-CNRS)

  • Franck MALHERBET

    (Ecole Polytechnique)

  • Sébastien PEREZ-DUARTE


In this article, we use a stylized model of the labor market to investigate the effects of three alternative and well-known bargaining solutions. We apply the Nash, the Egalitarian and the Kalai-Smorodinsky bargaining solutions in the small firm’s matching model of unemployment. We first show that the Egalitarian and the Kalai-Smorodinsky solutions are easily implementable within search-matching economies. Second, we show that the differences between the three solution are weaker than expected. This contrasts with some of the main results obtained by the recent literature.

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Date of creation: Sep 2011
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