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On the Generic Impossibility of Truthful Behavior: A Simple Approach

  • Bevia, Carmen
  • Corchon, Luis

We provide an elementary proof showing how in economics with an arbitrary number of agents an arbitrary number of public goods and utility functions quasi-linear in money, any efficient and individually rational mechanism is not strategy-proof for any economy satisfying a mild regularity requirement.

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Volume (Year): 6 (1995)
Issue (Month): 2 (July)
Pages: 365-71

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Handle: RePEc:spr:joecth:v:6:y:1995:i:2:p:365-71
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