Economic Theory

, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 365–371 | Cite as

On the generic impossibility of truthful behavior: A simple approach

  • Carmen Beviá
  • Luis Corchón
Exposita Notes


We provide an elementary proof showing how in economies with an arbitrary number of agents an arbitrary number of public goods and utility functions quasi-linear in money, any efficient and individually rational mechanism is not strategy-proof for any economy satisfying a mild regularity requirement.


Utility Function Public Good Economic Theory Simple Approach Arbitrary Number 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carmen Beviá
    • 1
  • Luis Corchón
    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento de FundamentosUniversidad de AlicanteAlicanteSpain
  2. 2.Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Economicas and Departamento de FundamentosUniversidad de AlicanteAlicanteSpain

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