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Strategy-proof location of a public bad on a disc

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Working paper
Issue number: 
RM/12/041
Publisher: 
Maastricht University
Year: 
2012
In a model with finitely many agents who have single-dipped Euclidean preferences on a disc in the Euclidean plane, a rule assigns to each profile of reported dips a point of the disc. It is proved that any strategy-proof and Pareto optimal rule is a dictatorial. This framework models situations where public bads such as garbage dumping grounds or nuclear plants have to be located within a confined region that has the shape of a disc.
Developed by Paolo Gittoi