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On the Non-Cooperative Foundations of Cooperative Bargaining

Corchon, Luis and Ritzberger, Klaus (1992): On the Non-Cooperative Foundations of Cooperative Bargaining.

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Abstract

In this note we challenge the non-cooperative foundations of cooperative bargaining solutions on the grounds that the limit operation for approaching a frictionless world is not robusto We show that when discounting almost ceases to play a role, any individually rational payoff can be supported by some subgame perfect equilibrium. To select the "correct" point imposes excessive informationaL requirements on the analyst.

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