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Rationing in the presence of baselines

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  • Hougaard, Jens Leth

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    (Institute of Food and Resource Economics)

  • Moreno-Ternero, Juan D.

    (Department of Economics)

  • Østerdal, Lars Peter

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    (Department of Business and Economics)

Abstract

We analyze a general model of rationing in which agents have baselines, in addition to claims against the (insufficient) endowment of the good to be allocated. Many real-life problems fit this general model (e.g., bankruptcy with prioritized claims, resource allocation in the public health care sector, water distribution in drought periods). We introduce (and characterize) a natural class of allocation methods for this model. Any method within the class is associated with a rule in the standard rationing model, and we show that if the latter obeys some focal properties, the former obeys them too.

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Paper provided by Department of Business and Economics, University of Southern Denmark in its series Discussion Papers of Business and Economics with number 8/2012.

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Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: 12 Mar 2012
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:sdueko:2012_008

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Keywords: Rationing; baselines; claims; operators; solidarity;

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Cited by:
  1. Jens L. Hougaard & Juan D. Moreno-Ternero & Lars P. Østerdal, 2011. "A unifying framework for the problem of adjudicating conflicting claims," Working Papers 2011-03, Universidad de Málaga, Department of Economic Theory, Málaga Economic Theory Research Center.
  2. Pere Timoner & Josep Maria Izquierdo, 2014. "Rationing problems with payoff thresholds," UB Economics Working Papers 2014/311, Universitat de Barcelona, Facultat d'Economia i Empresa, UB Economics.
  3. Jens L. Hougaard & Juan D. Moreno-Ternero & Lars P. Osterdal, 2013. "Rationing with Baselines: The Composition Extension Operator," Working Papers 13.01, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Department of Economics.
  4. Miguel Hinojosa & Amparo Mármol, 2014. "Multi-commodity rationing problems with maxmin payoffs," Mathematical Methods of Operations Research, Springer, vol. 79(3), pages 353-370, June.

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