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Equivalence of Resource/Opportunity Egalitarianism and Welfare Egalitarianism in Quasilinear Domains

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  • Duygu Yengin

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    (School of Economics, University of Adelaide)

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We study the allocation of indivisible goods when monetary transfers are possible and preferences are quasilinear. We show that the only allocation mechanism (upto Pareto-indifference) that satisfies the axioms supporting resource and opportunity egalitarianism is the one that equalizes the welfares. We present alternative characterizations, and budget properties of this mechanism and discuss how it would ensure fair compensation in government requisitions and condemnations.

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Paper provided by University of Adelaide, School of Economics in its series School of Economics Working Papers with number 2010-01.

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Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2010
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Handle: RePEc:adl:wpaper:2010-01

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Keywords: egalitarianism; egalitarian-equivalence; no-envy; distributive justice; allocation of indivisible goods and money; fair auctions; the Groves mechanisms; strategy-proofness; population monotonicity; cost monotonicity; government requisitions; eminent domain;

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  1. Duygu Yengin, 2012. "Egalitarian-equivalent Groves mechanisms in the allocation of heterogenous objects," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer, vol. 38(1), pages 137-160, January.

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