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Cooperative models for allocating an object

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  • Fragnelli, Vito
  • Gagliardo, Stefano

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This paper starts from a classical fair division situation of allocating an object among a set of agents. The problem is studied from both a cooperative and a bankruptcy point of view, analyzing the fairness properties of the proposed solutions.

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  • Fragnelli, Vito & Gagliardo, Stefano, 2012. "Cooperative models for allocating an object," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 117(1), pages 227-229.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:117:y:2012:i:1:p:227-229
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.05.014
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    1. Moreno-Ternero, Juan D., 2013. "A new analysis of a simple model of fair allocation," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 118(2), pages 393-395.

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    Keywords

    Knaster procedure; Bankruptcy problems; Cooperative games;

    JEL classification:

    • C71 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Cooperative Games
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement

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