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A Characterization of the Randomized Uniform Rule


  • Wataru Kureishi

    () (Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University)

  • Hideki Mizukami

    () (Faculty of Economics, Toyama University)


We consider the problem of allocating several units of an indivisible object among the agents with single-peaked and risk-averse utility functions. We introduce equal probability for the best, and show that the randomized uniform rule is the only randomized rule satisfying strategy-proofness, Pareto optimality, and equal probability for the best. This is an alternative characterization of the result of Ehlers and Klaus (2004).

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  • Wataru Kureishi & Hideki Mizukami, 2005. "A Characterization of the Randomized Uniform Rule," Discussion Papers in Economics and Business 05-20, Osaka University, Graduate School of Economics and Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP).
  • Handle: RePEc:osk:wpaper:0520

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    1. Lars Ehlers & Bettina Klaus, 2003. "Probabilistic assignments of identical indivisible objects and uniform probabilistic rules," Review of Economic Design, Springer;Society for Economic Design, vol. 8(3), pages 249-268, October.
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    The Randomized Uniform Rule; Single-Peaked Utility Functions; Equal Probability for the Best; Strategy-Proofness; Indivisibility;

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    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • D71 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Social Choice; Clubs; Committees; Associations

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