Multilateral Bargaining in Political Science Experiments: A Survey

Glenn Harrison
July 1991  [90-GATT 31]

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Harrison, G. 1991. "Multilateral Bargaining in Political Science Experiments: A Survey." CARD paper 90-GATT 31. Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University.


The political science literature has long been concerned with the behavioral properties of alternative bargaining institutions. The focus of most of this research has been on the way in which committees make decisions, but there has been some interest in legislative and electoral processes. From the outset this literature has concerned itself primarily with multilateral bargaining setting, as distinct from the economics literature which has displayed an odd reluctance to go beyond the bilateral bargaining setting.