house allocation with existing tenants: a characterization

Sönmez, Tayfun and Unver, M Utku 2010, house allocation with existing tenants: a characterization, Games and Economic Behavior, vol. 69, no. 2, pp. 425-445, doi: 10.1016/j.geb.2009.10.010.

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Title house allocation with existing tenants: a characterization
Author(s) Sönmez, Tayfun
Unver, M Utku
Journal name Games and Economic Behavior
Volume number 69
Issue number 2
Start page 425
End page 445
Total pages 21
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2010-07
ISSN 0899-8256
Keyword(s) house allocation
individual rationality
pareto efficiency
Summary We analyze mechanisms that are used to allocate dormitory rooms to students at college campuses. Students consist of newcoming freshmen, who do not currently occupy any rooms, and more senior students each of whom occupies a room from the previous year. In addition to the rooms already occupied by the existing tenants, there are vacated rooms by the graduating class. Students have strict preferences over dormitory rooms. Each student shall be assigned a dormitory room in an environment where monetary transfers are not allowed. An existing tenant can move to another room as a result of the assignment. We show that you request my house-I get your turn mechanisms are the only mechanisms that are Pareto-efficient, individually rational, strategy-proof, weakly neutral, and consistent. © 2009.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.geb.2009.10.010
Field of Research 1401 Economic Theory
1402 Applied Economics
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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