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Weak group strategy-proof and queue-efficient mechanisms for the queueing problem with multiple machines

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  • Conan Mukherjee

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    We first provide the complete characterization of mechanisms that satisfy weak group strategy-proofness and queue-efficiency in the multiple machine queueing problem with two agents. For any such mechanism, there can be at most one point of discontinuity in the transfer map. We then state a necessary condition for mechanisms to satisfy queue-efficiency, weak group strategy-proofness and continuity, with more than two agents. Finally, we provide a class of mechanisms that satisfy queue-efficiency, weak group strategy-proofness and continuity. Copyright Springer-Verlag 2013

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal International Journal of Game Theory.

    Volume (Year): 42 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 1 (February)
    Pages: 131-163

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:jogath:v:42:y:2013:i:1:p:131-163

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    Keywords: Queueing problem; Weak group strategy-proofness; Continuous mechanism; D71; D82; D74;

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    1. De, Parikshit, 2013. "Incentive and normative analysis on sequencing problem," MPRA Paper 55127, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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