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No 2007:3:
Weakly Fair Allocations and Strategy-Proofness

Tommy Andersson () and Lars-Gunnar Svensson ()

Abstract: This paper investigates the problem of allocating two types of indivisible objects among a group of agents when a priority-order must be respected and when only restricted monetary transfers are allowed. Since the existence of a fair allocation not generally is guaranteed due the the restrictions on the money transfers, the concept of fairness is weakened, and a new concept of fairness is introduced. This concept is called weak fairness. We define an allocation rule that implements weakly fair allocations and demonstrate that it is coalitionally strategy-proof. In fact, it is the only coalitionally strategy-proof allocation rule that implements a weakly fair allocation.

Keywords: Indivisibles; fairness; weak fairness; strategy-proofness; (follow links to similar papers)

JEL-Codes: C71; C78; D63; D71; D78; (follow links to similar papers)

26 pages, February 21, 2007, Revised July 3, 2007

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Andersson, Tommy and Lars-Gunnar Svensson, (2008), 'Weakly Fair Allocations and Strategy-Proofness', Review of Economic Design, Vol. 11, No. 4, pages 321-338

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