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Group strategy-proofness in private good economies without money: matching, division and house allocation

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Working paper
Author/s: 
Salvador Barberà, Dolors Berga, Bernardo Moreno
Issue number: 
773.2014
Series: 
Barcelona GSE Working Paper
Year: 
2014
We observe that three salient solutions to matching, division and house allocation problems are not only (partially) strategy-proof, but (partially) group strategy-proof as well, in appropriate domains of definition. That is the case for the Gale-Shapley mechanism, the uniform rule and the top trading cycle solution, respectively. We embed these three types of problems into a general framework. We then notice that the three rules, as well as many others, do share a common set of properties, which together imply their (partial) group strategy-proofness. This proves that the equivalence between individual and group strategy-proofness in all these cases is not a fortuitous event, but results from the structure of the functions under consideration.
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