Efficient Search by Committee
This note constructs an efficient mechanism for finding the best candidate for a committee from a sequence of potential candidates. Committee members have independent private values information about the quality of the candidate. The mechanism selects the best candidate according to the standard utilitarian welfare criterion. Furthermore, the mechanism can be modified to have a balanced budget.
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- Dirk Bergemann & Juuso Valimaki, 2008.
"The Dynamic Pivot Mechanism,"
Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers
1672, Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University.
- Dirk Bergemann & Juuso Välimäki, 2008. "The Dynamic Pivot Mechanism," Levine's Working Paper Archive 122247000000002340, David K. Levine.
- Dirk Bergemann & Juuso Valimaki, 2008. "The Dynamic Pivot Mechanism," Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers 1672R, Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University, revised Dec 2009.
- James Albrecht & Axel Anderson & Susan Vroman, 2007.
"Search by Committee,"
gueconwpa~07-07-09, Georgetown University, Department of Economics.
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