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Resource-monotonicity for house allocation problems

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  • Lars Ehlers

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  • Bettina Klaus

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We study a simple model of assigning indivisible objects (e.g., houses, jobs, offices, etc.) to agents. Each agent receives at most one object and monetary compensations are not possible. We completely describe all rules satisfying efficiency, independence of irrelevant objects, and resource-monotonicity. The characterized rules assign the objects in a sequence of steps such that at each step there is either a dictator or two agents “trade” objects from their hierarchically specified “endowments.” Copyright Springer-Verlag 2004

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  • Lars Ehlers & Bettina Klaus, 2004. "Resource-monotonicity for house allocation problems," International Journal of Game Theory, Springer;Game Theory Society, vol. 32(4), pages 545-560, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:jogath:v:32:y:2004:i:4:p:545-560
    DOI: 10.1007/s001820400177
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    Keywords

    D63; D70; Indivisible objects; Resource-monotonicity;

    JEL classification:

    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • D70 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - General

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