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Egalitarian division under Leontief Preferences

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  • Jin Li

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  • Jingyi Xue

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    We consider the problem of fairly dividing $$l$$ divisible goods among $$n$$ agents with the generalized Leontief preferences. We propose and characterize the class of generalized egalitarian rules which satisfy efficiency, group strategy-proofness, anonymity, resource monotonicity, population monotonicity, envy-freeness and consistency. On the Leontief domain, our rules generalize the egalitarian-equivalent rules with reference bundles. We also extend our rules to agent-specific and endowment-specific egalitarian rules. The former is a larger class of rules satisfying all the previous properties except anonymity and envy-freeness. The latter is a class of efficient, group strategy-proof, anonymous and individually rational rules when the resources are assumed to be privately owned. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

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    Volume (Year): 54 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 3 (November)
    Pages: 597-622

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    Keywords: Fair division; Egalitarian rules; Group strategy-proofness; Generalized Leontief preferences; Social choice; Exchange economies; D51; D71;

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