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Dynamic Multilateral Markets

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  • Arnold Polanski

    (University of East Anglia)

  • Emiliya A. Lazarova

    (University of Birmingham)

Abstract

We study dynamic multilateral markets, in which players' payoffs result from coalitional bargaining. We establish payoff uniqueness of stationary equilibria and the emergence of endogenous cooperation structures when traders experience some degree of (heterogeneous) bargaining frictions. When we focus on market games with different player types, we derive, under mild conditions, an explicit formula for each type's equilibrium payoff as market frictions vanish. We further apply this methodology to the analysis of labor markets. From our general results, we can determine the endogenous composition of the equilibrium firm and the remuneration scheme.

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  • Arnold Polanski & Emiliya A. Lazarova, 2013. "Dynamic Multilateral Markets," University of East Anglia Applied and Financial Economics Working Paper Series 039, School of Economics, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK..
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    1. Matt Elliott & Francesco Nava, 2015. "Decentralized Bargaining: Efficiency and the Core," STICERD - Theoretical Economics Paper Series /2015/567, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE.
    2. Elliott, M. & Nava, F., 2017. "Decentralized Bargaining in Matching Markets: Efficient Stationary Equilibria and the Core," Cambridge Working Papers in Economics 1742, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge.
    3. Elliott, Matthew L. & Nava, Francesco, 2019. "Decentralized bargaining in matching markets: efficient stationary equilibria and the core," Theoretical Economics, Econometric Society, vol. 14(1), January.
    4. Jan-Peter Siedlarek, 2012. "Intermediation in Networks," Working Papers 2012.42, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
    5. Arnold Polanski & Fernando Vega-Redondo, 2013. "Markets, Bargaining, and Networks with Heterogeneous Agents," University of East Anglia Applied and Financial Economics Working Paper Series 038, School of Economics, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK..
    6. Elliott, Matt & Nava, Francesco, 2019. "Decentralized bargaining in matching markets: efficient stationary equilibria and the core," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 87219, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.

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    JEL classification:

    • C71 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Cooperative Games
    • 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
    • J30 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - General
    • L20 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - General

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