A fair solution to the compensation problem

G. Valletta*

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We deal with a fair division model concerning compensation among individuals endowed with different, non transferable, personal talents. We construct social orderings over all conceivable allocations based on efficiency, fairness, and robustness properties. Relying on orderings gives us the possibility of deriving the appropriate public policy even if incentive constraints arise.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)455-478
Number of pages23
JournalSocial Choice and Welfare
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

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