Efficient Priority Rules

L.H. Ehlers, B.E. Klaus

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Abstract

We study the assignment of indivisible objects with quotas (universities, jobs, or offices) to a set of agents (students, job applicants, or professors). Each agent receives at most one object and monetary compensations are not possible. We characterize efficient priority rules by efficiency, strategy-proofness, and reallocation-consistency. Such a rule respects an acyclic priority structure and the allocations are determined using the deferred acceptance algorithm.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)372-384
Number of pages13
JournalGames and Economic Behavior
Volume55
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006

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