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Rationing in the presence of baselines

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  • Jens L. Hougaard

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

  • Juan D. Moreno-Ternero

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

  • Lars P. Osterdal

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

Abstract

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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  • Jens L. Hougaard & Juan D. Moreno-Ternero & Lars P. Osterdal, 2012. "Rationing in the presence of baselines," Working Papers 12.04, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Department of Economics.
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    rationing; baselines; claims; operators; solidarity;
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    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement

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