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Rationing in the presence of baselines

  • Jens L. Hougaard

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    (Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen)

  • Juan D. Moreno-Ternero

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    (Department of Economics, Universidad Pablo de Olavide; CORE, Université catholique de Louvain)

  • Lars P. Osterdal

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    (Department of Business and Economics, University of Southern Denmark)

We analyze a general model of rationing in which agents have baselines, in addition to claims against the (insufficient) endowment of the good to be allocated. Many real-life problems fit this general model (e.g., bankruptcy with prioritized claims, resource allocation in the public health care sector, water distribution in drought periods). We introduce (and characterize) a natural class of allocation methods for this model. Any method within the class is associated with a rule in the standard rationing model, and we show that if the latter obeys some focal properties, the former obeys them too.

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Paper provided by Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 12.04.

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Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2012
Handle: RePEc:pab:wpaper:12.04
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