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Efficient Priority Rules

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  • Lars Ehlers
  • Bettina Klaus

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We study the assignment of indivisible objects with quotas (universities, jobs, or offices) to a set of agents (students, job applicants, or professors). Each agent receives at most one object and monetary compensations are not possible. We characterize efficient priority rules by efficiency, strategy-proofness, and reallocation-consistency. Such a rule respects an acyclic priority structure and the allocations are determined using the deferred acceptance algorithm.

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Paper provided by Barcelona Graduate School of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 103.

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Handle: RePEc:bge:wpaper:103

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Keywords: Acyclic priority structures; indivisible objects;

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  1. EHLERS, Lars & KLAUS, Bettina, 2003. "Resource-Monotonicity for House Allocation Problems," Cahiers de recherche 12-2003, Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en économie quantitative, CIREQ.
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