Econometrica: Sep 1984, Volume 52, Issue 5

Implementing Efficient Egalitarian Equivalent Allocations

https://doi.org/0012-9682(198409)52:5<1167:IEEEA>2.0.CO;2-C
p. 1167-1178

Gabrielle Demange

This paper proposes a procedure for implementing efficient egalitarian equivalent allocations in an exchange economy, using the perfect equilibrium concept. This procedure is an extension of the "divide and choose" method in two ways: it is defined for more than two agents and the divider's advantage is removed by auctioning the role of divider among the agents (as in Crawford [1]).Thus, in contrast with other equilibrium concepts (Nash, dominant), the perfect one solves the efficiency-justice dilemma.

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