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A characterization of the uniform rule with several commodities and agents

  • Shuhei Morimoto

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  • Shigehiro Serizawa

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  • Stephen Ching

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We consider a problem of allocating infinitely divisible commodities among a group of agents. More specifically, there are several commodities to be allocated and agents have continuous, strictly convex, and separable preferences. We establish that a rule satisfies strategy-proofness, unanimity, weak symmetry, and nonbossiness if and only if it is the uniform rule. This result extends to the class of continuous, strictly convex, and multidimensional single-peaked preferences. Copyright Springer-Verlag 2013

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Volume (Year): 40 (2013)
Issue (Month): 3 (March)
Pages: 871-911

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