Social Choice and Welfare

, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 655-708

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A crash course in implementation theory

  • Matthew O. JacksonAffiliated withHumanities and Social Sciences 228-77, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA (e-mail:

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This paper is meant to familiarize the audience with some of the fundamental results in the theory of implementation and provide a quick progression to some open questions in the literature.