Social Choice and Welfare

, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 131-136

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An alternative characterization of the uniform rule

  • Stephen ChingAffiliated withDepartment of Economics, University of Rochester

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We consider the problem of allocating some amount of a commodity among a group of agents with single-peaked preferences. We show that the uniform rule is the only rule satisfying equal treatment of equals, Pareto efficiency, and strategy-proofness. This characterization strengthens two interesting results due to Sprumont (1991). Our method of proof involves only elementary arguments.