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Strategy-Proof and Anonymous Rule in Queueing Problems: A Relationship between Equity and Efficiency

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  • Kazuhiko Hashimoto

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    (Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University)

  • Hiroki Saitoh

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    (Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University)

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    In this paper, we consider a relationship between equity and efficiency in queueing problems. We show that under strategy-proofness, anonymity in welfare implies queue-efficiency. Furthermore, we also give a characterization of the equally distributed pairwise pivotal rule, as the only rule that satisfies strategy-proofness, anonymity in welfare and budget-balance.

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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 08-17.

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    Length: 14 pages
    Date of creation: Apr 2008
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    Handle: RePEc:osk:wpaper:0817

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    Keywords: Queueing Problems; Strategy-Proofness; Anonymity in welfare; Efficiency;

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