Weakly Fair Allocations and Strategy-Proofness
This paper investigates the problem of allocating two types of indivisible objects among a group of agents when a priority-order must be respected and when only restricted monetary transfers are allowed. Since the existence of a fair allocation not generally is guaranteed due the the restrictions on the money transfers, the concept of fairness is weakened, and a new concept of fairness is introduced. This concept is called weak fairness. We define an allocation rule that implements weakly fair allocations and demonstrate that it is coalitionally strategy-proof. In fact, it is the only coalitionally strategy-proof allocation rule that implements a weakly fair allocation.
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|Date of creation:||21 Feb 2007|
|Date of revision:||03 Jul 2007|
|Publication status:||Published as Andersson, Tommy and Lars-Gunnar Svensson, 'Weakly Fair Allocations and Strategy-Proofness' in Review of Economic Design, 2008, pages 321-338.|
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