Synopses & Reviews
The first unified and systematic treatment of the modern theory of bargaining, presented together with many examples of how that theory is applied in a variety of bargaining situations. Abhinay Muthoo provides a masterful synthesis of the fundamental results and insights obtained from the wide-ranging and diverse (game theoretic) bargaining theory literature. Furthermore, he develops new analyses and results, especially on the relative impacts of two or more forces on the bargaining outcome. Many topics - such as inside options, commitment tactics and repeated bargaining situations - receive their most extensive treatment to date. In the concluding chapter, he offers pointers towards future research. Bargaining Theory with Applications is a textbook for graduate students in economic theory and other social sciences and a research resource for scholars interested in bargaining situations.
Graduate textbook presenting abstract models of bargaining in a unified framework with detailed applications involving economic, political and social situations.
Bargaining Theory with Applications is a textbook and research resource. It presents the first unified and systematic treatment of the modern theory of bargaining, presented together with many examples of how that theory is applied in a variety of bargaining situations.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -353) and index.
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. Preliminaries; 2. The Nash bargaining solution; 3. The Rubinstein model; 4. Risk of breakdown; 5. Outside options; 6. Inside options; 7. Procedures; 8. Commitment tactics; 9. Asymmetric information; 10. Repeated bargaining situations; 11. Envoi; References.