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Room assignment-rent division: A market approach

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  • Atila Abdulkadiroğlu

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  • Tayfun Sönmez

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  • M. Utku Ünver

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A group of friends consider renting a house but they shall first agree on how to allocate its rooms and share the rent. We propose an auction mechanism for room assignment-rent division problems which mimics the market mechanism. Our auction mechanism is efficient, envy-free, individually-rational and it yields a non-negative price to each room whenever that is possible with envy-freeness. Copyright Springer-Verlag 2004

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  • Atila Abdulkadiroğlu & Tayfun Sönmez & M. Utku Ünver, 2004. "Room assignment-rent division: A market approach," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer;The Society for Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 22(3), pages 515-538, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:sochwe:v:22:y:2004:i:3:p:515-538
    DOI: 10.1007/s00355-003-0231-0
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    • C7 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory
    • D8 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty

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