Review of Economic Design

, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 279–291 | Cite as

Differentiable strategy-proof mechanisms for private and public goods in domains that are not necessarily large or quasi-linear

  • Luis C. Corchón
  • José Rueda-Llano
Original Paper


In this paper, we develop a differentiable approach to deal with incentives in a, possibly small, subset of a general domain of preferences in economies with one public and one private good. We show that, for two agents, there is no mechanism which is efficient, strategy-proof and where consumption of both goods is positive for all agents. For the case of two or more agents the same result occurs when nondictatorship is replaced by Individual Rationality.


Strategy-proofness Public goods economies Differentiable mechanisms 

JEL Classification

D61 D78 H41 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departamento de EconomíaUniversidad Carlos III de MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.Departamento de Fundamentos del Análisis EconómicoUniversidad de AlicanteAlicanteSpain

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