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False-name-proof voting with costs over two alternatives

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  • Liad Wagman

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  • Vincent Conitzer

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In open, anonymous settings such as the Internet, agents can participate in a mechanism multiple times under different identities. A mechanism is false-name-proof if no agent ever benefits from participating more than once. Unfortunately, the design of false-name-proof mechanisms has been hindered by a variety of negative results. In this paper, we show how some of these negative results can be circumvented by making the realistic assumption that obtaining additional identities comes at a (potentially small) cost. We consider arbitrary such costs and apply our results within the context of a voting model with two alternatives. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

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  • Liad Wagman & Vincent Conitzer, 2014. "False-name-proof voting with costs over two alternatives," International Journal of Game Theory, Springer;Game Theory Society, vol. 43(3), pages 599-618, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:jogath:v:43:y:2014:i:3:p:599-618
    DOI: 10.1007/s00182-013-0397-3
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    1. Alessandro Acquisti & Curtis Taylor & Liad Wagman, 2016. "The Economics of Privacy," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 54(2), pages 442-492, June.

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