Sofia Priazhkina is a Senior Economist in the Financial Stability Department at the Bank of Canada. Her research interests include financial networks, systemic risk, game theory, and shadow banking. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Indiana University.
This paper presents a model of strategic buyer-seller networks with information exchange between sellers. Prior to engaging in bargaining with buyers, sellers can share access to buyers for a negotiated transfer. We study how this information exchange affects overall market prices, volumes and welfare, given different initial market conditions and information sharing rules.