Conceptual framework Rausser Simon multilateral bargaining model

The noncooperative multilateral bargaining model developed in Rausser and Simon 1999 is designed to model the complex structure of multiplayer, multi-issue negotiations. It is a computational model that can be calibrated to the parameters of a specific bargaining problem, including the structure of the bargaining process itself. In contrast to most multilateral bargaining models in the literature, its solution is particularly sensitive to bargaining efforts made at the last minute before...

Adour River negotiations

The analysis in this chapter is based on a specific negotiation process regarding water allocation, water storage capacity, and water prices for users in the Adour catchment area in southwestern France. This example provides an excellent case study for analysis using the Rausser-Simon multilateral bargaining model, because a substantial amount of information about the context of the negotiations is available. This information includes details about the hydrology of the river, the use of the...

Allocation regime options

Based on historical surface water allocation practices and water conflicts in the basin, this chapter endeavors to examine three options of water allocation regimes commonly used. Option 1 Water allocation through unregulated withdrawals. Under such a regime, each region withdraws water freely according to its needs. The actual water withdrawal depends mainly on its diversion capacity and the costs of increasing diversion capacity. Option 2 Water allocation through prior agreed water quotas....