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Coalitionally Strategy-Proof Rules in Allotment Economies of Homogeneous Indivisible Goods

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  • Kentaro Hatsumi
  • Shigehiro Serizawa

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We consider the allotment problem of homogeneous indivisible goods among agents with single-peaked and risk-averse von Neumann-Morgenstern expected utility functions. We establish that a rule satisfies coalitional strategy-proofness, same-sideness, and strong symmetry if and only if it is the uniform probabilistic rule. By constructing an example, we show that if same-sideness is replaced by respect for unanimity, this statement does not hold even with the additional requirements of no-envy, anonymity, at most binary, peaks-onlyness and continuity.

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Paper provided by Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University in its series ISER Discussion Paper with number 0686.

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Date of creation: Mar 2007
Date of revision: Feb 2009
Handle: RePEc:dpr:wpaper:0686

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