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The Talmud rule and the securement of agents' awards

  • Moreno-Ternero, Juan D.
  • Villar, Antonio

This paper provides a new characterization of the Talmud rule by means of a new property, called securement. This property says that any agent holding a feasible claim will get at least one nht of her claim, where n is the number of agents involved. We show that securement together with a weak version of path independence and the standard properties of self-duality and consistency characterize the Talmud rule.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Mathematical Social Sciences.

Volume (Year): 47 (2004)
Issue (Month): 2 (March)
Pages: 245-257

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Handle: RePEc:eee:matsoc:v:47:y:2004:i:2:p:245-257
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