Universität Wien FIND

040016 UK Bargaining and Coalition Formation: Theory and Experiments (BA) (2016W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Bargaining governs the size and distribution of surplus in a number of economic environments, for example wage negotiations and trading in many markets. When bargaining takes place with more than two actors, such as in multilateral trade or international climate change agreements, coalitions typically form and are crucial in determining outcomes. Bargaining and coalition formation also take place in a variety of other political and social contexts, and the ubiquity of these processes make them an important area of study.

This course will present the main theoretical models of bargaining and coalition formation, as well as some of the key results from experimental studies. A basic knowledge of game theory will be assumed.

Details

max. 50 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 03.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 10.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 17.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 24.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 31.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 07.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 14.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 21.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 28.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 05.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 12.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 09.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 16.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 23.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 30.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Non-cooperative models of bargaining
Cooperative models of bargaining
Fairness concerns in bargaining
Focal points
Culture and biology in bargaining
Non-cooperative models of multilateral bargaining / coalition formation
Cooperative models of multilateral bargaining / coalition formation
International Environmental Agreements
Discrimination in Bargaining: Field Experiments

Assessment and permitted materials

Homework assignment - Game Theory questions (25%)
Presentation/written project - topic of own choice (30%)
Final Exam (45%)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Format: The topics of the course will be presented by the lecturer.

Reading list

Class slides (available from moodle after class)

Thomas Schelling (1960), “The Strategy of Conflict”

Osborne and Rubinstein (1990), “Bargaining and Markets” (available for free download from http://arielrubinstein.tau.ac.il/books.html )

Association in the course directory

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