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House Allocation via Deferred-Acceptance

  • EHLERS, Lars
  • KLAUS, Bettina

We study the simple model of assigning indivisible and heterogenous objects (e.g., houses, jobs, offices, etc.) to agents. Each agent receives at most one object and monetary compensations are not possible. For this model, known as the house allocation model, we characterize the class of rules satisfying unavailable object invariance, individual rationality, weak non-wastefulness, resource-monotonicity, truncation invariance, and strategy-proofness: any rule with these properties must allocate objects based on (implicitly induced) objects' priorities over agents and the agent-proposing deferred-acceptance-algorithm.

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Paper provided by Universite de Montreal, Departement de sciences economiques in its series Cahiers de recherche with number 2013-05.

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Length: 14 pages
Date of creation: 2013
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Handle: RePEc:mtl:montde:2013-05
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  1. Lars Ehlers & Bettina Klaus, 2012. "Strategy-Proofness makes the Difference: Deferred-Acceptance with Responsive Priorities," Cahiers de Recherches Economiques du Département d'Econométrie et d'Economie politique (DEEP) 12.06, Université de Lausanne, Faculté des HEC, DEEP.
  2. EHLERS, Lars & KLAUS, Bettina, 2003. "Resource-Monotonicity for House Allocation Problems," Cahiers de recherche 12-2003, Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en économie quantitative, CIREQ.
  3. Bettina Klaus & Lars Ehlers, 2009. "Corrigendum to "Resource-Monotonicity for House Allocation Problems"," Harvard Business School Working Papers 09-110, Harvard Business School.
  4. EHLERS, Lars & KLAUS, Bettina, 2005. "Consistent House Allocation," Cahiers de recherche 2005-08, Universite de Montreal, Departement de sciences economiques.
  5. Onur Kesten, 2009. "Coalitional strategy-proofness and resource monotonicity for house allocation problems," International Journal of Game Theory, Springer, vol. 38(1), pages 17-21, March.
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  8. Lars Ehlers & Bettina Klaus, 2013. "House Allocation via Deferred-Acceptance," Cahiers de recherche 06-2013, Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en économie quantitative, CIREQ.
  9. Thayer Morrill, 2013. "An alternative characterization of the deferred acceptance algorithm," International Journal of Game Theory, Springer, vol. 42(1), pages 19-28, February.
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