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Room Assignment-Rent Division: A Market Approach

  • Atila Abdulkadiroglu

    (Columbia University)

  • Tayfun Sonmez

    (Koc University)

  • M. Utku Unver

    (Koc University)

A group of friends consider renting a house but they shall first agree on how to allocate its rooms and share the rent. We propose an auction mechanism for room assignment-rent division problems which mimics the market mechanism. Our auction mechanism is efficient, envy-free, individually-rational and it yields a non-negative price to each room whenever that is possible with envy-freeness.

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Date of creation: 13 Feb 2002
Date of revision: 26 Sep 2002
Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpga:0202003
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