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Probabilistic assignment of indivisible goods with single-peaked preferences

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  • Yoichi Kasajima

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We consider the problem of assigning indivisible goods among a group of agents with lotteries when the preference profile is single-peaked. Unfortunately, even on this restricted domain of preferences, equal treatment of equals, stochastic dominance efficiency, and stochastic dominance strategy-proofness are incompatible. Copyright Springer-Verlag 2013

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  • Yoichi Kasajima, 2013. "Probabilistic assignment of indivisible goods with single-peaked preferences," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer;The Society for Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 41(1), pages 203-215, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:sochwe:v:41:y:2013:i:1:p:203-215
    DOI: 10.1007/s00355-012-0674-2
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    1. Hougaard, Jens Leth & Moreno-Ternero, Juan D. & Østerdal, Lars Peter, 2014. "Assigning agents to a line," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 87(C), pages 539-553.
    2. Aziz, Haris & Hougaard, Jens Leth & Moreno-Ternero, Juan D. & Østerdal, Lars Peter, 2017. "Computational aspects of assigning agents to a line," Mathematical Social Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 90(C), pages 93-99.
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    4. repec:spr:sochwe:v:49:y:2017:i:2:d:10.1007_s00355-017-1059-3 is not listed on IDEAS

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