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Balanced Bayesian Mechanisms

  • d'Aspremont, Claude
  • Crémer, Jacques
  • Gérard-Varet, Louis-André

We present a new condition on beliefs that guarantee the Bayesian implementability of all efficient social decision rules. We show that this condition is easy to verify and is both more interpretable and more general than the conditions that are found in the literature. We also study conditions guaranteeing the Bayesian implementability of all social decision rules with balanced budget mechanisms.

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Paper provided by Institut d'Économie Industrielle (IDEI), Toulouse in its series IDEI Working Papers with number 196.

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Date of creation: 2003
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Publication status: Published in Journal of Economic Theory, 2003.
Handle: RePEc:ide:wpaper:614
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