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Group strategyproof cost sharing: The role of indifferences

  • Juarez, Ruben
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    Every agent reports his willingness to pay for one unit of a good. A mechanism allocates goods and cost shares to some agents. We characterize the group strategyproof (GSP) mechanisms under two alternative continuity conditions interpreted as tie-breaking rules. With the maximalist rule (MAX) an indifferent agent is always served. With the minimalist rule (MIN) an indifferent agent does not get a unit of the good.

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    Volume (Year): 82 (2013)
    Issue (Month): C ()
    Pages: 218-239

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:gamebe:v:82:y:2013:i:c:p:218-239
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