# Consistent bilateral assignment

Article

Mathematical Social Sciences

Publisher:

Elsevier

Year:

2017

We look for assignment rules meeting the powerful separability property known as Consistency: “every subassignment of a fair assignment is fair”.

In the bilateral assignment problem, source a holds the amount ra of resource of type a, while sink i must receive the total amount xi of the various resources. We look for assignment rules meeting the powerful separability property known as Consistency: “every subassignment of a fair assignment is fair”. They are essentially those rules selecting the feasible flow minimizing the sum ∑i,aW(yia), where W is smooth and strictly convex.