Up methods in the allocation of indivisibilities when preferences are single-peaked
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We consider allocation problems with indivisible goods when agents’ preferences are single-peaked. We propose natural rules (called up methods) to solve such a class of problems and axiomatically characterize them. We also prove that these methods can be interpreted as extensions to the indivisible case of the so-called equal distance rule.
KeywordsAllocation problem Indivisibilities Single-peaked preferences Priority standard Up method
Mathematics Subject Classification (2000)D61 D63 91B14 91B32
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