An Introduction to Allocation Rules

  • Authors
  • Jens Leth Hougaard

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-8
  2. Jens Leth Hougaard
    Pages 1-16
  3. Jens Leth Hougaard
    Pages 17-60
  4. Jens Leth Hougaard
    Pages 61-96
  5. Jens Leth Hougaard
    Pages 97-124
  6. Jens Leth Hougaard
    Pages 125-152
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 1-2

About this book


This book focuses on analyzing cost and surplus sharing problems in a systematic fashion. It offers an in-depth analysis of various types of rules for allocating a common monetary value (cost) between members of a group or network – e.g. individuals, firms or products. The results can help readers evaluate the pros and cons of the various methods involved in terms of various factors such as fairness, consistency, stability, monotonicity and manipulability. As such, the book represents an up-to-date survey of cost and surplus sharing methods for researchers, students and practitioners alike. The text is accompanied by practical cases and numerous examples to make the theoretical results easily accessible.


Allocation Rules Allocation in Networks Axiomatic Characterization Cost Sharing Surplus Sharing linear optimization

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-01827-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-01828-2
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