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Non-manipulable assignment of individuals to positions revisited

  • Andersson, Tommy
  • Svensson, Lars-Gunnar

This paper investigates an allocation rule that fairly assigns at most one indivisible object and a monetary compensation to each agent, under the restriction that the monetary compensations do not exceed some exogenously given upper bound. A few properties of this allocation rule are stated and the main result demonstrates that the allocation rule is coalitionally strategy-proof.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Mathematical Social Sciences.

Volume (Year): 56 (2008)
Issue (Month): 3 (November)
Pages: 350-354

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Handle: RePEc:eee:matsoc:v:56:y:2008:i:3:p:350-354
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