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Rationing in the presence of baselines

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  • Jens Hougaard

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  • Juan Moreno-Ternero
  • Lars Østerdal

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We analyze a general model of rationing in which agents have baselines, in addition to claims against the (insufficient) endowment of the good to be allocated. Many real-life problems fit this general model (e.g., bankruptcy with prioritized claims, resource allocation in the public health care sector, water distribution in drought periods). We introduce (and characterize) a natural class of allocation methods for this model. Any method within the class is associated with a rule in the standard rationing model, and we show that if the latter obeys some focal properties, the former obeys them too. Copyright Springer-Verlag 2013

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Social Choice and Welfare.

Volume (Year): 40 (2013)
Issue (Month): 4 (April)
Pages: 1047-1066

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Handle: RePEc:spr:sochwe:v:40:y:2013:i:4:p:1047-1066

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Cited by:
  1. Jens L. Hougaard & Juan D. Moreno-Ternero & Lars P. Østerdal, 2011. "A Unifying Framework for the Problem of Adjudicating Conflicting Claims," Discussion Papers 11-03, University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics.
  2. Jens L. Hougaard & Juan D. Moreno-Ternero & Lars P. Osterdal, 2013. "Rationing with Baselines: The Composition Extension Operator," Working Papers 13.01, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Department of Economics.
  3. Pere Timoner & Josep Maria Izquierdo, 2014. "Rationing problems with payoff thresholds," UB Economics Working Papers 2014/311, Universitat de Barcelona, Facultat d'Economia i Empresa, UB Economics.

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