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Fair divisions as attracting Nash equilibria of simple games

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We give a mechanism fully implementing envy-free divisions such that: strategy spaces are symmetric, the set of Nash equilibria is a global attractor for the best-reply dynamics. As a byproduct, undesired mixed-strategy equilibria are weeded out by the adjustment process.

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  • Galbiati, Marco, 2008. "Fair divisions as attracting Nash equilibria of simple games," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 100(1), pages 72-75, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:100:y:2008:i:1:p:72-75
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    2. Galbiati, Marco, 2008. "Fair divisions as attracting Nash equilibria of simple games," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 100(1), pages 72-75, July.
    3. Korpela Ville, 2016. "Procedurally Fair Implementation: The Cost of Insisting on Symmetry," Discussion Papers 108, Aboa Centre for Economics.

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    • C78 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Bargaining Theory; Matching Theory
    • C73 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Stochastic and Dynamic Games; Evolutionary Games

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