On the "group non-bossiness" property

Afacan, Mustafa Oğuz (2012) On the "group non-bossiness" property. Economics Bulletin, 32 (2). pp. 1571-1575. ISSN 1545-2921

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We extend the concept of non-bossiness to groups of agents and say that a mechanism is group non-bossy if no group of agents can change the assignment of someone else while theirs being unaffected by misreporting their preferences. First, we show that they are not equivalent properties. We, then, prove that group strategy-proofness is sufficient for group non-bossiness. While this result implies that the top trading cycles mechanism is group non-bossy, it also provides a characterization of the market structures in which the deferred acceptance algorithm is group non-bossy.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory > HB135-147 Mathematical economics. Quantitative methods
ID Code:20371
Deposited By:Mustafa Oğuz Afacan
Deposited On:19 Nov 2012 11:30
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