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Locally robust implementation and its limits

  • Jehiel, Philippe
  • Meyer-ter-Vehn, Moritz
  • Moldovanu, Benny

We study a notion of locally robust implementation that captures the idea that the planner may know agentsʼ beliefs well, but not perfectly. Locally robust implementation is a weaker concept than ex-post implementation, but we show that no regular allocation function is locally robust implementable in generic settings with quasi-linear utility, interdependent and bilinear values, and multi-dimensional payoff types.

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Volume (Year): 147 (2012)
Issue (Month): 6 ()
Pages: 2439-2452

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