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Equivalence of Resource/Opportunity Egalitarianism and Welfare Egalitarianism in Quasilinear Domains

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  • Duygu Yengin

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We study the allocation of indivisible goods when monetary transfers are possible and preferences are quasilinear. We show that the only allocation mechanism (upto Pareto-indifference) that satisfies the axioms supporting resource and opportunity egalitarianism is the one that equalizes the welfares. We present alternative characterizations, and budget properties of this mechanism and discuss how it would ensure fair compensation in government requisitions and condemnations.

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  • Duygu Yengin, 2010. "Equivalence of Resource/Opportunity Egalitarianism and Welfare Egalitarianism in Quasilinear Domains," School of Economics Working Papers 2010-01, University of Adelaide, School of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:adl:wpaper:2010-01
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    1. Duygu Yengin, 2012. "Egalitarian-equivalent Groves mechanisms in the allocation of heterogenous objects," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer;The Society for Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 38(1), pages 137-160, January.

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