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Up methods in the allocation of indivisibilities when preferences are single-peaked

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  • Carmen Herrero

    () (Department of Economics, Universidad de Alicante)

  • Ricardo Martinez

    () (Department of Economics, Universidad de Alicante & Department of Economics, Universidad Pablo de Olavide)

Abstract

We consider allocation problems with indivisible goods when agents' preferences are single-peaked. We propose natural rules (called up methods) to solve such a class of problems. We analyzed the properties those methods satisfy and we provide a characterization of them. We also prove that these methods can be interpreted as extensions to the indivisible case of the so-called equal-distance rule.

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  • Carmen Herrero & Ricardo Martinez, 2006. "Up methods in the allocation of indivisibilities when preferences are single-peaked," Working Papers 06.30, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Department of Economics.
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    Keywords

    Allocation problem; indivisibilities; single-peaked preferences; standard of comparison; up method.;

    JEL classification:

    • D61 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Allocative Efficiency; Cost-Benefit Analysis
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • D74 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Conflict; Conflict Resolution; Alliances; Revolutions

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