Conflict and negotiation: a game theoretical approach

We study economic conflicts using a game theoretical approach. We model a conflict between two agents where each one has two possible strategies: cease-fire or neglect the truce. Under this setting, we use the concept of pre-donations, namely, a redefinition of the game where agents commit to transf...

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Autores Principales: Zuleta, Hernando, Villaveces-Niño, Marta-Juanita
Formato: Documento de trabajo (Working Paper)
Lenguaje:Español (Spanish)
Publicado: Universidad del Rosario 2008
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spelling ir-10336-109632019-09-19T12:37:01Z Conflict and negotiation: a game theoretical approach Zuleta, Hernando Villaveces-Niño, Marta-Juanita Economía Solución de conflictos::Modelos Matemáticos Teoría de los juegos Economía::Modelos Matemáticos Conflict Distribution Cease-Fire Colombia We study economic conflicts using a game theoretical approach. We model a conflict between two agents where each one has two possible strategies: cease-fire or neglect the truce. Under this setting, we use the concept of pre-donations, namely, a redefinition of the game where agents commit to transfer a share of their output to the other agent (Sertel, 1992), and explain under which conditions a system of pre-donations can facilitate a truce. We find that for conflicts involving high costs there is a distributive mechanism, acceptable for both parties, such that, the best strategy for both parties is Cease-Fire. However, in many cases there are no sufficient conditions for the scheme or pre-donations to be effective. We also analyze some limitations of this framework and extend the model in order to deal with some of these flaws. Finally, in order to illustrate the relevance of the theoretical results we briefly describe some of the circumstances that characterized the negotiation processes between the Colombian government and different illegal groups. 2008-11 2015-10-05T15:29:23Z info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion http://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/10963 Universidad del Rosario, Facultad de Economía spa info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess application/pdf Universidad del Rosario Facultad de Economía instname:Universidad del Rosario reponame:Repositorio Institucional EdocUR instname:Universidad del Rosario
institution EdocUR - Universidad del Rosario
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language Español (Spanish)
topic Economía
Solución de conflictos::Modelos Matemáticos
Teoría de los juegos
Economía::Modelos Matemáticos
Conflict
Distribution
Cease-Fire
Colombia
spellingShingle Economía
Solución de conflictos::Modelos Matemáticos
Teoría de los juegos
Economía::Modelos Matemáticos
Conflict
Distribution
Cease-Fire
Colombia
Zuleta, Hernando
Villaveces-Niño, Marta-Juanita
Conflict and negotiation: a game theoretical approach
description We study economic conflicts using a game theoretical approach. We model a conflict between two agents where each one has two possible strategies: cease-fire or neglect the truce. Under this setting, we use the concept of pre-donations, namely, a redefinition of the game where agents commit to transfer a share of their output to the other agent (Sertel, 1992), and explain under which conditions a system of pre-donations can facilitate a truce. We find that for conflicts involving high costs there is a distributive mechanism, acceptable for both parties, such that, the best strategy for both parties is Cease-Fire. However, in many cases there are no sufficient conditions for the scheme or pre-donations to be effective. We also analyze some limitations of this framework and extend the model in order to deal with some of these flaws. Finally, in order to illustrate the relevance of the theoretical results we briefly describe some of the circumstances that characterized the negotiation processes between the Colombian government and different illegal groups.
format Documento de trabajo (Working Paper)
author Zuleta, Hernando
Villaveces-Niño, Marta-Juanita
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Villaveces-Niño, Marta-Juanita
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title Conflict and negotiation: a game theoretical approach
title_short Conflict and negotiation: a game theoretical approach
title_full Conflict and negotiation: a game theoretical approach
title_fullStr Conflict and negotiation: a game theoretical approach
title_full_unstemmed Conflict and negotiation: a game theoretical approach
title_sort conflict and negotiation: a game theoretical approach
publisher Universidad del Rosario
publishDate 2008
url http://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/10963
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