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Strategy-Proof Sharing

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  • Mizukami, Hideki
  • Saijo, Tatsuyoshi
  • Wakayama, Takuma

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We consider the problem of sharing a good, where agents prefer more to less. In this environment, we prove that a sharing rule satisfies strategy-proofness if and only if it has the quasi-constancy property: no one changes her own share by changing her announcements. Next by constructing a system of linear equations, we provide a way to find all of the strategy-proof sharing rules, and identify a necessary and sufficient condition for the existence of a non-constant, strategy-proof sharing rule. Finally, we show that it is only the equal sharing rule that satisfies strategy-proofness and symmetry.

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Paper provided by California Institute of Technology, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences in its series Working Papers with number 1170.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2003
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Handle: RePEc:clt:sswopa:1170

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Keywords: strategy-proofness; bossiness; non-constancy; quasi-constancy; symmetry;

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  1. Hideki Mizukami & Tatsuyoshi Saijo & Takuma Wakayama, 2005. "Strategy-proof Sharing," Discussion Papers in Economics and Business 05-05, Osaka University, Graduate School of Economics and Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP).

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