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A solution concept for housing market problems with externalities

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  • Alfredo Salgado-Torres

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Since the core of a housing market with externalities may be empty, we propose as a solution concept the set of allocations that satisfy two basic properties: Pareto efficiency and the No-regret condition. Our main result shows that for any instance of the housing market problem, there always exists at least one allocation that satisfies both properties.

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  • Alfredo Salgado-Torres, 2011. "A solution concept for housing market problems with externalities," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 31(1), pages 623-630.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-10-00807
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    Keywords

    Housing markets; the core; externalities; Pareto efficiency; No-regret condition;

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    • C7 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory

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