International Journal of Game Theory

, Volume 30, Issue 3, pp 421–435 | Cite as

Strategy-proofness, solidarity, and consistency for multiple assignment problems

  • Bettina Klaus
  • Eiichi Miyagawa


We consider a problem of allocating indivisible objects when agents may desire to consume more than one object and no monetary transfers are allowed. We are interested in allocation rules that satisfy desirable properties from an economic and social point of view. In addition to strategy-proofness and Pareto efficiency, we consider consistency and two solidarity properties (replacement-domination and population-monotonicity). In most of the cases, these properties are satisfied only by serially dictatorial rules.

Key words: Serial dictatorship strategy-proofness population-monotonicity consistency 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bettina Klaus
    • 1
  • Eiichi Miyagawa
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588-0489, USA; e-mail: bklaus1@unl.eduUS
  2. 2.Department of Economics, Columbia University, 420 West 118th Street, New York, NY 10027, USA; e-mail: em437@columbia.eduUS

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