The \(a\)-serial cost sharing rule

  • M. J. AlbizuriEmail author
  • M. Álvarez-MozosEmail author
Original Paper


A new family of cost sharing rules for cost sharing problems is proposed. This family generalizes the family of \(\alpha \)-serial cost sharing rules (Albizuri in Math Soc Sci 60:24–29, 2010) which contains the serial cost sharing rule (Moulin and Shenker in Econometrica 60:1009–1037, 1992) among others. Every rule of the family is characterized by means of two properties.


Cost sharing Serial rule Axiomatization 



We wish to thank the referees and the editor for their comments and suggestions which substantially improved a previous version of the document. This research received financial support from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness through Projects ECO2012-33618 and MTM2011-27731-02.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Applied Economics IV, Faculty of Economics and Business AdministrationUniversity of the Basque CountryBilbaoSpain
  2. 2.Department of Actuarial, Financial, and Economic Mathematics, Faculty of EconomicsUniversity of BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

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