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No 2014:35:
An Algorithm for Identifying Agent-k-linked Allocations in Economies with Indivisibilities

Tommy Andersson () and Lars Ehlers ()

Abstract: We consider envy-free and budget-balanced rules that are least manipulable with respect to agents counting or with respect to utility gains, and observe that for any profile of quasi-linear preferences, the outcome of any such least manipulable envy-free rule can be obtained via agent-k-linked allocations. Given this observation, we provide an algorithm for identifying agent-k-linked allocations.

Keywords: least manipulable envy-free rules; algorithm; (follow links to similar papers)

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

9 pages, October 15, 2014

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