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A Simple Axiomatization Of The Egalitarian Solution



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In this paper, we present a simple axiomatization of then-person egalitarian solution. The single condition sufficient for characterization is a new axiom, calledsymmetric decomposabilitythat combines the axioms ofstep-by-step negotiations,symmetry, andweak Pareto optimalityused in an early characterization by Kalai [(1977) Proportional solutions to bargaining situations: Interpersonal utility comparisons,Econometrica45, 1623–1630].

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  • Ismail Saglam, 2014. "A Simple Axiomatization Of The Egalitarian Solution," International Game Theory Review (IGTR), World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., vol. 16(04), pages 1-7.
  • Handle: RePEc:wsi:igtrxx:v:16:y:2014:i:04:n:s021919891450008x DOI: 10.1142/S021919891450008X

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    2. Ismail Saglam, 2017. "Iterated Kalai–Smorodinsky–Nash compromise," Decisions in Economics and Finance, Springer;Associazione per la Matematica, vol. 40(1), pages 335-349, November.
    3. Saglam, Ismail, 2016. "An Alternative Characterization for Iterated Kalai-Smorodinsky-Nash Compromise," MPRA Paper 73564, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Cooperative bargaining; egalitarian solution; C71; C78;

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    • B4 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology
    • C0 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General
    • C6 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling
    • C7 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory
    • D5 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium
    • D7 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making
    • M2 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Economics


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