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A Characterization of the Randomized Uniform Rule

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  • Wataru Kureishi

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    (Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University)

  • Hideki Mizukami

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    (Faculty of Economics, Toyama University)

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    We consider the problem of allocating several units of an indivisible object among the agents with single-peaked and risk-averse utility functions. We introduce equal probability for the best, and show that the randomized uniform rule is the only randomized rule satisfying strategy-proofness, Pareto optimality, and equal probability for the best. This is an alternative characterization of the result of Ehlers and Klaus (2004).

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    Paper provided by Osaka University, Graduate School of Economics and Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) in its series Discussion Papers in Economics and Business with number 05-20.

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    Length: 18 pages
    Date of creation: Jul 2005
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    Handle: RePEc:osk:wpaper:0520

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    Keywords: The Randomized Uniform Rule; Single-Peaked Utility Functions; Equal Probability for the Best; Strategy-Proofness; Indivisibility;

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    1. Ehlers, L. & Klaus, B., 2001. "Probabilistic Assignements of Identical Indivisible Objects and Uniform Probabilistic Rules," Cahiers de recherche, Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en économie quantitative, CIREQ 2001-27, Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en économie quantitative, CIREQ.
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