Econometrica: Jan 2013, Volume 81, Issue 1

Impartial Nominations for a Prize
p. 173-196

Ron Holzman, Hervé Moulin

A group of peers must choose one of them to receive a prize; everyone cares only about winning, not about who gets the prize if someone else. An award rule is if one's message never influences whether or not one wins the prize. We explore the consequences of impartiality when each agent nominates a single (other) agent for the prize.

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