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Non-cooperative Support for the Asymmetric Nash Bargaining solution

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  • Britz Volker
  • Herings P. Jean-Jacques
  • Predtetchinski Arkadi

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Our work contributes to the game-theoretic analysis of bargaining by providing additional non-cooperative support to the well-known Nash bargaining solution. In particular, in the present paper we study a model of non-cooperative multilateral bargaining with a very general proposer selection protocol and set of feasible payoffs. In each period of the bargaining game, one out of n players is recognized as the proposer according to an irreducible Markov process. The proposer offers a particular element of the convex set of feasible payoffs. If all players accept the offer, it is implemented. If a player rejects the offer, with some probability the negotiations break down and with the remaining probability the next period starts. We show that subgame perfect equilibria in stationary strategies exist and we fuly characterize the set of such equilibria. Our main result is that in the limit, as the exogenous risk of breakdown goes to zero, stationary subgame perfect equilibrium payoffs converge to the weighted Nash bargaining solution with the stationary distribution of the Markov proposer selection process as the weight vector.

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  • Britz Volker & Herings P. Jean-Jacques & Predtetchinski Arkadi, 2008. "Non-cooperative Support for the Asymmetric Nash Bargaining solution," Research Memorandum 018, Maastricht University, Maastricht Research School of Economics of Technology and Organization (METEOR).
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