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Implementation in multidimensional domains with ordinal restrictions

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  • Debasis Mishra

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    (Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi)

  • Anup Pramanik

    (Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi)

  • Souvik Roy

    (Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi)

Abstract

We consider implementation of a deterministic allocation rule using transfers in quasi-linear private values environments. We show that if the type space is a multidimensional domain satisfying some ordinal restrictions, then an allocation rule is implementable in such a domain if and only if it satisfies a familiar and simple condition called 2-cycle monotonicity. Our ordinal restrictions cover type spaces which are non-convex, e.g., the single peaked domain and its generalizations. We apply our result to show that in the single peaked domain, a local version of 2-cycle monotonicity is necessary and sufficient for implementation and every locally incentive compatible mechanism is incentive compatible.

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Paper provided by Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India in its series Indian Statistical Institute, Planning Unit, New Delhi Discussion Papers with number 13-07.

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Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: May 2013
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Handle: RePEc:ind:isipdp:13-07

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Keywords: implementation; 2-cycle monotonicity; revenue equivalence; local incentive compatibility;

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