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The standard model begins by assuming that users are indexed in ascending order according to their reservation prices
using different real numbers in the interval (0, 1).
rt] and the range of reservation prices
It said overall selling prices had remained stable in the first half, but that private reservation prices
had risen by 5% to an average PS179,199.
They argued that the distribution of reservation prices
consists of asymmetry and variation, and correlation alone is not sufficient to represent heterogeneity.
Taha added that reservation prices
for hotels in Cairo, Aswan and Luxor were expected to drop by 20 per cent, while prices at hotels in Hurghada and Sharm Al-Sheikh were not expected to change from that of the previous year.
These win-win relationships result in a larger negotiation space, determined by the buyer's and seller's reservation prices
(Walton and McKersie 1965; Raiffa 1982; White, Valley, Bazerman, Neale and Peck 1994) that is called the bargaining zone.
the quantity transacted is exogenously determined) bilateral bargaining model in the presence of unobserved reservation prices
and potentially time-varying bargaining power.
Also, the seller does not know any given buyer's reservation price
, but knows the distribution of reservation prices
over potential buyers.
These estimates are intelligently adjusted to attain immediate reservation prices
Rather than declaring their reservation prices
at the outset, discovering the full contours of the bargaining range (overcoming the first obstacle), and then having it out over which of the prices they will settle on (trying to overcome the second obstacle), the processes of bargaining-range discovery and the proposal of prospective settlement prices are conducted simultaneously.
For low reservation prices
firms behave as local monopolists.