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Friend-Based Ranking in Practice

Francis Bloch and Matthew Olckers

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Abstract: A planner aims to target individuals who exceed a threshold in a characteristic, such as wealth or ability. The individuals can rank their friends according to the characteristic. We study a strategy-proof mechanism for the planner to use the rankings for targeting. We discuss how the mechanism works in practice when the rankings may contain errors.

Date: 2021-05
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Published in American Economic Association Papers and Proceedings, 2021, 111, pp.567-571. ⟨10.1257/pandp.20211060⟩

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DOI: 10.1257/pandp.20211060

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