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Regrouping of endowments in exchange markets with indivisible goods

  • Dinko Dimitrov

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    (Institute of Mathematical Economics, Bielefeld University)

  • Claus-Jochen Haake

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    (Institute of Mathematical Economics, Bielefeld University)

In this paper we are interested in efficient and individually rational exchange rules for markets with heterogeneous indivisible goods that exclude the possibility that an agent benefits by regrouping goods in her initial endowment. We present a suitable environment in which the existence of such rules can be analysed, and show the incompatibility of efficiency, individual rationality and regrouping-proofness even if agents' preferences are additive separable.

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Paper provided by Center for Mathematical Economics, Bielefeld University in its series Center for Mathematical Economics Working Papers with number 367.

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Length: 10 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2005
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Handle: RePEc:bie:wpaper:367
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