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Stable Assignment of Public Facilities under Congestion

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  • ANNA BOGOMOLNAIA
  • ANTONIO NICOLO

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We study the problem of locating multiple public facilities when each member of society has to be assigned to exactly one of these facilities. Individuals' preferences are assumed to be single-peaked over the interval of possible locations and negatively affected by congestion. We characterize strategy-proof, efficient, and stable allocation rules when agents have to be partitioned between two groups of users and discuss the normative content of the stability property. Finally we prove that when more than two groups have to be formed, even with common information on the distribution of the peaks, there is no strategy-proof, efficient, and stable allocation rule. Copyright 2005 Blackwell Publishing Inc..

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  • Anna Bogomolnaia & Antonio Nicolo, 2005. "Stable Assignment of Public Facilities under Congestion," Journal of Public Economic Theory, Association for Public Economic Theory, vol. 7(1), pages 65-91, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jpbect:v:7:y:2005:i:1:p:65-91
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    1. Bochet, Olivier & Gordon, Sidartha, 2012. "Priorities in the location of multiple public facilities," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 74(1), pages 52-67.
    2. Jackson, M.O.Matthew O. & Nicolo, Antonio, 2004. "The strategy-proof provision of public goods under congestion and crowding preferences," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 115(2), pages 278-308, April.
    3. Masashi Umezawa, 2012. "The replacement principle for the provision of multiple public goods on tree networks," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer;The Society for Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 38(2), pages 211-235, February.
    4. Massó, Jordi & Nicolò, Antonio, 2008. "Efficient and stable collective choices under gregarious preferences," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 64(2), pages 591-611, November.
    5. Taiyo Maeda & Shigeru Matsumoto & Tadahiko Murata, 2015. "Agent Heterogeneity and Facility Congestion," Computational Economics, Springer;Society for Computational Economics, vol. 46(2), pages 189-203, August.

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