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Special Issue "Bargaining Games"


A special issue of Games (ISSN 2073-4336).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 December 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Bahar Leventoglu
Department of Economics and Political Science, Duke University, 294B Gross Hall, 140 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708-0097, USA
Website: http://people.duke.edu/~bl38/
E-Mail: bl38@duke.edu
Phone: +1 919 660 4314
Interests: applied game theory; models of war; international bargaining; regime transitions; social mobility; ethnic conflict

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue invites original research on game theoretical approaches to bargaining failure. Bargaining failure is one of the main causes of socially inefficient strategic interactions in various settings, including but not limited to the marketplace, business, law, legislatures, and international relations. In the existing literature, informational problems and lack of commitment power remain the major rationalist explanations of bargaining failure. Despite the wealth of accumulated knowledge over the last few decades, we still need to investigate these areas more deeply, as well as environments where standard assumptions of game theory fail, e.g., lack of common knowledge, presence of agents with nonstandard preferences, i.e., preferences that are not represented by expected utility, or presence of behaviorally motivated agents. We welcome novel contributions to the existing rationalist explanations of inefficient bargaining as well as contributions that explore the frontiers of decision theory and behavioral economics in a bargaining framework.

Dr. Bahar Leventoglu
Guest Editor


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Games 2014, 5(2), 127-139; doi:10.3390/g5020127
Received: 24 April 2014 / Revised: 9 June 2014 / Accepted: 19 June 2014 / Published: 24 June 2014
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Last update: 15 August 2014

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