bilateral monopoly


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Bilateral Monopoly

A situation in which there is a single buyer and a single seller of a product. Each party has an incentive to extract the most benefits it can; specifically, the buyer wants to pay the lowest possible price and the seller wants to extract the highest. The result of the ensuing negotiation is somewhere in between. Bilateral monopolies are seen in labor agreements in which one company provides nearly all the jobs in a town (and wants to pay the lowest possible wage) and nearly all citizens in the town work for the company (and want the highest wage).

bilateral monopoly

a market situation comprising one seller (like MONOPOLY) and one buyer (like MONOPSONY).
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The problem of bilateral monopoly has received much attention over the last 150 or so years.
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And as is well known, the outcome of bargaining in a bilateral monopoly differs from that when the two sides have competitors to whom a disappointed party could switch.
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I still remember a wonderful lecture on bilateral monopoly that Paul gave in 1958 during my second semester at MIT.

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