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  • Daniel Monte

    (Department of Economics and Business, Aarhus University, Denmark)

  • Norovsambuu Tumennasan

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    (Department of Economics and Business, Aarhus University, Denmark)

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We study the problem of allocating workers to different projects in which each project requires having a minimum number of workers assigned to it or else it does not open. We show that the well-known serial dictatorship mechanism is neither strategy-proof nor Pareto ecient. Thus, we propose an algorithm, denoted as the serial dictatorship with project closures, which is strategy-proof and also Pareto efficient over the set of all feasible allocations.

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Paper provided by School of Economics and Management, University of Aarhus in its series Economics Working Papers with number 2012-10.

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Length: 9
Date of creation: 10 May 2012
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Handle: RePEc:aah:aarhec:2012-10

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Keywords: matching; stability; efficiency; serial dictatorship;

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  1. Goto, Masahiro & Iwasaki, Atsushi & Kawasaki, Yujiro & Yasuda, Yosuke & Yokoo, Makoto, 2014. "Improving Fairness and Efficiency in Matching with Distributional Constraints: An Alternative Solution for the Japanese Medical Residency Match," MPRA Paper 53409, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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