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A new analysis of a simple model of fair allocation

  • Moreno-Ternero, Juan D.

In a recent article, Fragnelli and Gagliardo [Fragnelli, V., Gagliardo, S., (2012). Cooperative models for allocating an object. Economics Letters 117, 227–229] propose several procedures to solve a basic problem of fair allocation. We scrutinize their proposal and contextualize it into recent developments of the literature on bankruptcy problems. Our analysis supports two of the procedures they propose; namely, the Shapley and Talmud rules.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 118 (2013)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 393-395

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:118:y:2013:i:2:p:393-395
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