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Resource-Monotonicity for House Allocation Problems

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  • EHLERS, Lars
  • KLAUS, Bettina

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We study a simple model of assigning indivisible objects (e.g., houses, jobs, offices, etc.) to agents. Each agent receives at most one object and monetary compensations are not possible. We completely describe all rules satisfying efficiency and resource-monotonicity. The characterized rules assign the objects in a sequence of steps such that at each step there is either a dictator or two agents who "trade" objects from their hierarchically specified "endowments.

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Paper provided by Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en économie quantitative, CIREQ in its series Cahiers de recherche with number 12-2003.

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Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: 2003
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Handle: RePEc:mtl:montec:12-2003

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Keywords: Indivisible objects; resource-monotonicity;

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