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A unifying framework for the problem of adjudicating conflicting claims

  • HOUGAARD, Jens L.

    (University of Copenhagen)

  • MORENO-TERNERO, Juan D.

    (Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Spain and Université catholique de Louvain, CORE, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium)

  • OSTERDAL, Lars P.

    (University of Copenhagen)

In a recent paper, Thomson and Yeh [Operators for the adjudication of conflicting claims, Journal of Economic Theory 143 (2008) 177-198] introduced the concept of operators on the space of rules for the problem of adjudicating conflicting claims. They focussed on three operators in order to uncover the structure of such a space. In this paper, we generalize their analysis upon presenting and studying a general family of operators inspired by three apparently unrelated approaches to the problem of adjudicating conflicting claims. We study the structural properties of this family and show, in particular, that most of Thom- son and Yeh's results are specific cases of our study.

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Paper provided by Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) in its series CORE Discussion Papers with number 2011071.

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