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Nearly Serial Sharing Methods

  • SPRUMONT, Yves

A group of agents participate in a cooperative enterprise producing a single good. Each participant contributes a particular type of input; output is nondecreasing in these contributions. How should it be shared? We analyze the implications of the axiom of Group Monotonicity: if a group of agents simultaneously decrease their input contributions, not all of them should receive a higher share of output. We show that in combination with other more familiar axioms, this condition pins down a very small class of methods, which we dub nearly serial.

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Paper provided by Universite de Montreal, Departement de sciences economiques in its series Cahiers de recherche with number 2004-14.

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