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A Unifying Framework for the Problem of Adjudicating Conflicting Claims

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  • Jens L. Hougaard

    (Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen)

  • Juan D. Moreno-Ternero

    (Universidad de Málaga)

  • Lars P. Østerdal

    (Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen)

Abstract

In a recent paper, Thomson and Yeh [Operators for the adjudication of conflicting claims, Journal of Economic Theory 143 (2008) 177-198] introduced the concept of operators on the space of rules for the problem of adjudicating conflicting claims. They focussed on three operators in order to uncover the structure of such a space. In this paper, we generalize their analysis upon presenting and studying a general family of operators inspired by three apparently unrelated approaches to the problem of adjudicating conflicting claims. We study the structural properties of this family and show, in particular, that most of Thomson and Yeh’s results are specific cases of our study.

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Paper provided by University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics in its series Discussion Papers with number 11-03.

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Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2011
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Handle: RePEc:kud:kuiedp:1103

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Keywords: rationing; operators; baselines; composition; claims;

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Cited by:
  1. Jens Leth Hougaard & Juan D. Moreno-Ternero & Lars Peter Østerdal, 2010. "Baseline Rationing," MSAP Working Paper Series 05_2010, University of Copenhagen, Department of Food and Resource Economics.
  2. William Thomson, 2013. "Axiomatic and game-theoretic analysis of bankruptcy and taxation problems: an update," RCER Working Papers 578, University of Rochester - Center for Economic Research (RCER).
  3. Hougaard, Jens Leth & Moreno-Ternero, Juan D. & Østerdal, Lars Peter, 2012. "Rationing with baselines: The composition extension operator," Discussion Papers of Business and Economics 23/2012, Department of Business and Economics, University of Southern Denmark.
  4. Juan D. Moreno-Ternero, 2012. "A new analysis of a simple model of fair allocation," Working Papers 12.10, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Department of Economics.
  5. Jens Hougaard & Juan Moreno-Ternero & Lars Østerdal, 2013. "Rationing in the presence of baselines," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer, vol. 40(4), pages 1047-1066, April.

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