Efficient and Stable Collective Choices under Crowding Preferences
AbstractWe consider a set of agents who have to choose one alternative among a finite set of social alternatives. A final allocation is a pair given by the selected alternative and the group of its users. Agents have crowding preferences over allocations: between any pair of allocations with the same alternative, they prefer the allocation with the largest number of users. We require that a decision be efficient and stable (which guarantees free participation in the group of users and free exit from it). We propose a two-stage sequential mechanism whose unique subgame perfect equilibrium outcome is an efficient and stable allocation which also satisfies a maximal participation property. The social choice function implemented by the proposed mechanism is also anonymous and group stable.
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Date of creation: 01 Nov 2004
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Public Goods; Crowding Preferences; Subgame Perfect Implementation;
Other versions of this item:
- Jordi Massó & Antonio Nicolò, 2004. "Efficient and Stable Collective Choices under Crowding Preferences," Working Papers 148, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.
- D62 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Externalities
- D71 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Social Choice; Clubs; Committees; Associations
- H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods
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