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Double Implementation in a Market for Indivisible Goods with a Price Constraint

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I consider the problem of assigning agents to objects where each agent must pay the price of the object he gets and prices must sum to a given number. The objective is to select an assignment-price pair that is envy-free with respect to the true preferences. I prove that the proposed mechanism will implement both in Nash and strong Nash the set of envy-free allocations. The distinguishing feature of the mechanism is that it treats the announced preferences as the true ones and selects an envy-free allocation with respect to the announced preferences.

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Paper provided by Unitat de Fonaments de l'Anàlisi Econòmica (UAB) and Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica (CSIC) in its series UFAE and IAE Working Papers with number 623.04.

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Date of creation: 10 Sep 2004
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Handle: RePEc:aub:autbar:623.04

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Keywords: Indivisible Goods; Envy-Freeness; Implementation; Strong Nash Equilibrium;

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  1. ANDERSSON, Tommy & EHLERS, Lars & SVENSSON, Lars-Gunnar, 2010. "Budget-Balance, Fairness and Minimal Manipulability," Cahiers de recherche 18-2010, Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en économie quantitative, CIREQ.
  2. Carmen Bevié, 2009. "Manipulation Games in Economics with Indivisible Goods," Working Papers 371, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.

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