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Self-Selection Under Non-Ordered Valuations: Type-Splitting, Envy-Cycles, Rationing And Efficiency

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  • Babu Nahata

    (Department of Economics, University of Louisville)

  • Serguei Kokovin

    (Department of Economics, Novosibirsk State University)

  • Evgeny Zhelobodko

    (Department of Economics, Novosibirsk State University)

Abstract

We analyze self-selection problem when valuations are non-ordered. The corresponding package-pricing solution has specific graph structure. It is helpful in deriving weak su±cient conditions for both partial e±ciency and Pareto-e±ciency. Unlike the ordered valuations case, Pareto e±ciency is shown to be a non-pathological case. Pareto e±ciency and positive consumer surplus are mutually exclusive. Under costs separability optimal package-pricing scheme is shown implementable by small rewards. Counter-examples show that our assumptions are essential. In certain non-ordered situations, package-optimization setting with rations is more appropriate than the standard setting.

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  • Babu Nahata & Serguei Kokovin & Evgeny Zhelobodko, 2003. "Self-Selection Under Non-Ordered Valuations: Type-Splitting, Envy-Cycles, Rationing And Efficiency," General Economics and Teaching 0307001, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. repec:spr:annopr:v:253:y:2017:i:1:d:10.1007_s10479-016-2320-3 is not listed on IDEAS
    2. Kokovin, Sergey & Nahata, Babu & Zhelobodko, Evgeny, 2013. "Dupuit conjecture for constrained screening: Overall distortion and type-partitioning," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 118(3), pages 439-441.
    3. Sergey Kokovin & Babu Nahata & Evgeny Zhelobodko, 2014. "Distortion in Screening and Spatial Preferences," HSE Working papers WP BRP 83/EC/2014, National Research University Higher School of Economics.
    4. Kimmo Berg, 2013. "Complexity of solution structures in nonlinear pricing," Annals of Operations Research, Springer, vol. 206(1), pages 23-37, July.

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    Keywords

    Principal-agent; self-selection; nonlinear pricing; package pricing; Pareto e±ciency; implementation; graph structure; envy cycles;

    JEL classification:

    • D42 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Monopoly
    • L11 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms

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