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Consistent strategy-proof assignment by hierarchical exchange

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We characterize the family of efficient, consistent, and strategy-proof rules in house allocation problems. These rules follow an endowment inheritance and trade procedure as in Pápai’s hierarchical exchange rules (Pápai in Econometrica 68, 1403–1433, 2000 ) and closely resemble Ergin’s priority rules (Ergin in Econometrica 70, 2489–2497, 2002 ). We prove that if there are at least four objects, these are the only rules that are efficient in two-agent problems, $$2$$ 2 -consistent, and strategy-proof. A corollary is that these three basic properties together imply the full requirements of efficiency, consistency, group strategy-proofness, and reallocation-proofness. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

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  • Rodrigo Velez, 2014. "Consistent strategy-proof assignment by hierarchical exchange," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 56(1), pages 125-156, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:joecth:v:56:y:2014:i:1:p:125-156
    DOI: 10.1007/s00199-013-0774-y
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    Keywords

    Hierarchical exchange rules; Consistent hierarchical exchange rules; Consistency; Strategy-proofness; Group strategy-proofness; Reallocation-proofness; D61; D63; C70;
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    JEL classification:

    • D61 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Allocative Efficiency; Cost-Benefit Analysis
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • C70 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - General

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