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Allocation of an indivisible object on the full preference domain: axiomatic characterizations

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  • C. Gizem Korpeoglu

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We study the problem of allocating an indivisible object to one of several agents on the full preference domain when monetary transfers are not allowed. Our main requirement is strategy-proofness. The other properties we seek are Pareto optimality, non-dictatorship, and non-bossiness. We provide characterizations of strategy-proof rules that satisfy Pareto optimality and non-bossiness, non-dictatorship and non-bossiness, and Pareto optimality and non-dictatorship. As a consequence of these characterizations, we show that a strategy-proof rule cannot satisfy Pareto optimality, non-dictatorship, and non-bossiness simultaneously.

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  • C. Gizem Korpeoglu, 2018. "Allocation of an indivisible object on the full preference domain: axiomatic characterizations," Economic Theory Bulletin, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 6(1), pages 41-53, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:etbull:v:6:y:2018:i:1:d:10.1007_s40505-017-0122-7
    DOI: 10.1007/s40505-017-0122-7
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    Keywords

    Matching; Indivisible object; Strategy-proofness; Pareto optimality; Full preference domain;
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    JEL classification:

    • C78 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Bargaining Theory; Matching Theory
    • D71 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Social Choice; Clubs; Committees; Associations

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