The Behavioral and Experimental Economics group has an influential position in this field in the Netherlands and Europe. CREED, the Amsterdam-based group, focuses particularly on three main projects: economics of political decision making; bounded rationality and institutions and experimental economics. The research of the Rotterdam-based group focuses on two broad themes: decision under risk and uncertainty and intertemporal choice.
- H.E.D. Houba, Q. Wen
- Games and Economic Behavior, 2011, 73(2), 507-16
We study a negotiation model with a disagreement game between offers and counteroffers. When players have different time preferences, delay can be Pareto efficient, thereby violates the presumption of the Hicks Paradox. We show that all equilibria are characterized by the extreme equilibria. Making unacceptable offers supports extreme equilibria, and significantly alters the backward-induction technique to find the extreme equilibrium payoffs. A playerʼs worst equilibrium payoff is characterized by a minmax problem involving efficient equilibrium payoffs that are above the bargaining frontier, which is possible when players have sufficiently different time preferences.
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