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Implementation in multidimensional dichotomous domains

  • Debasis Mishra

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    (Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi)

  • Souvik Roy

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    (University of Caen)

We consider deterministic dominant strategy implementation in multidimensional dichotomous domains in private values and quasi-linear utility setting. In such multidimensional domains, an agent's type is characterized by a single number, the value of the agent, and a non-empty subset of acceptable alternatives. Each acceptable alternative gives the agent utility equal to his value and other alternatives give him zero utility. We show that generation monotonicity is necessary and sufficient for implementability in any dichotomous domain. If such a domain satisfies a richness condition, then a weaker version of generation monotonicity, which we call 2-generation monotonicity (equivalent to 3-cycle monotonicity), is necessary and sufficient for implementation. We use this result to derive the optimal mechanism in a one-sided matching problem with agents having dichotomous types.

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Paper provided by Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India in its series Indian Statistical Institute, Planning Unit, New Delhi Discussion Papers with number 11-15.

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Length: 41 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2011
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Handle: RePEc:ind:isipdp:11-15
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