bilateral monopoly

A situation in which a monopoly seller bargains with a monopoly buyer (see monopsony). The classic application of bilateral monopoly is to the negotiation of wages between a union and a firm. The most famous solution (1950) is that stated by John Nash, which suggests that both sides will settle for the wage that maximizes the benefits from cooperation.

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  • Двусторонняя монополия — BILATERAL MONOPOLY Рынок, состоящий из одного продавца и одного покупателя. См. Monopoly, Monopsony …   Словарь-справочник по экономике

  • Monopsony — In economics, a monopsony (from Ancient Greek μόνος (monos) single + ὀψωνία (opsōnia) purchase ) is a market form in which only one buyer faces many sellers. It is an example of imperfect competition, similar to a monopoly, in which only one… …   Wikipedia

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