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Rationing in the presence of baselines

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  • HOUGAARD, Jean Leth
  • MORENO-TERNERO, Juan D.
  • OSTERDAL, Lars Peter

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We analyze a general model of rationing in which agents have baselines, in addition to claims against the (insufficient) endowment of the good to be allocated. Many real-life problems fit this general model (e.g., bankruptcy with prioritized claims, resource allocation in the public health care sector, water distribution in drought periods). We introduce (and characterize) a natural class of allocation methods for this model. Any method within the class is associated with a rule in the standard rationing model, and we show that if the latter obeys some focal properties, the former obeys them too.
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  • HOUGAARD, Jean Leth & MORENO-TERNERO, Juan D. & OSTERDAL, Lars Peter, 2013. "Rationing in the presence of baselines," LIDAM Reprints CORE 2470, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
  • Handle: RePEc:cor:louvrp:2470
    DOI: 10.1007/s00355-012-0664-4
    Note: In : Journal of Health Economics, 32(3), 515-523, 2013
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