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Unique Inneficient Perfect Equilibrium in a Stochastic Model of Bargaining with Complete Information

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  • Taiji Furusawa

    (Department of Economics, Boston University)

  • Quan Wen

    (Department of Economics, Vanderbilt University)

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We consider a two-player strategic bargaining model with discounting in which (i) the interim disagreement point in each period is stochastically determined at the beginning of the period, and (ii) the proposing player can delay in making an offer. Unlike many other bargaining models of complete information, in which inefficient perfect equilibrium outcomes are caused by the multiplicity of perfect equilibrium outcomes, our model has a unique perfect equilibrium payoff in most of the cases. For some parameter values, the perfect equilibrium is inefficient since it has a stochastically delayed agreement. We show that both (i) and (ii) are also necessary for the unique inefficient equilibrium outcome in our model.

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  • Taiji Furusawa & Quan Wen, 2001. "Unique Inneficient Perfect Equilibrium in a Stochastic Model of Bargaining with Complete Information," Vanderbilt University Department of Economics Working Papers 0121, Vanderbilt University Department of Economics.
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    Keywords

    Negotiation; stochastic interim disagreement point; delay;
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    JEL classification:

    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
    • C73 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Stochastic and Dynamic Games; Evolutionary Games
    • C78 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Bargaining Theory; Matching Theory

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