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Maximal Domain for Strategy-proof Rules in Allotment Economies

  • Hideyuki Mizobuchi

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  • Shigehiro Serizawa

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We consider the problem of allocating an amount of a perfectly divisible good among a group of n agents. We study how large a preference domain can be to allow for the existence of strategy-proof, symmetric, and efficient allocation rules when the amount of the good is a variable. This question is qualified by an additional requirement that a domain should include a minimally rich domain. We first characterize the uniform rule (Bennasy, 1982) as the unique strategy-proof, symmetric, and efficient rule on a minimally rich domain when the amount of the good is fixed. Then, exploiting this characterization, we establish the following: There is a unique maximal domain that includes a minimally rich domain and allows for the existence of strategy-proof, symmetric, and efficient rules when the amount of good is a variable. It is the single-plateaued domain.

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Article provided by Springer & The Society for Social Choice and Welfare in its journal Social Choice and Welfare.

Volume (Year): 27 (2006)
Issue (Month): 1 (August)
Pages: 195-210

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Handle: RePEc:spr:sochwe:v:27:y:2006:i:1:p:195-210
DOI: 10.1007/s00355-006-0112-4
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