Bargaining Theory with Applications

by Abhinay Muthoo

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  • 9780521576475
  • 9780511822735
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.

  • Cambridge University Press; August 1999
  • ISBN: 9780511822735
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  • Title: Bargaining Theory with Applications
  • Author: Abhinay Muthoo
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780521576475
  • 9780511822735

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'Professor Muthoo's book covers an enormous literature on the 'alternating offers' model of bargaining that has developed since the publication of Rubinstein's classic paper. The strengths of the book are its clear and rigorous style, the thoroughness of its analysis, and the wealth of illuminating and useful applications of the theory to practical economic problems, which are developed throughout the text. This book could be used as a text for a one-semester graduate course on bargaining theory or game theory; it is also a book that any economic theorist should want to have as a reference.' Douglas Gale, New York University