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Strategy-proof allocation of indivisible goods

Lars-Gunnar Svensson ()

Social Choice and Welfare, 1999, vol. 16, issue 4, 557-567

Abstract: Strategy-proof allocation of a finite number of indivisible goods among a finite number of individuals is considered. The main result is that in a pure distributional case, a mechanism is strategy-proof, nonbossy and neutral if and only if it is serially dictatorial. If the indivisible goods are initially owned by the individuals, a mechanism is strategy-proof, individually rational and Pareto consistent if and only if it is the core mechanism.

Date: 1999-08-31
Note: Received: 15 September 1997/Accepted: 12 May 1998
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