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, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp 453–467

First Online: 23 February 2011Received: 15 November 2010Accepted: 07 February 2011


We consider allocation problems with indivisible goods when preferences are single-peaked. In this paper we identify the family of efficient, non-manipulable, consistent, and balanced solutions. We refer those solutions as Temporary Satisfaction Methods,that can be viewed as extensions to the indivisible case of the so-called uniform rule.

KeywordsAllocation problem Indivisibilities Single-peaked preferences Priority standard Temporary satisfaction methods We are grateful to José Alcalde, François Maniquet, Jordi Massó, Juan D. Moreno-Ternero, William Thomson, Antonio Villar and an anonymous referee for their helpful and stimulating comments. All errors are our sole responsibility. We acknowledge financial support from the Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia and Feder Funds under projects SEJ2007-62656, SEJ2007-67734, ECO2008-03674, Junta de Andalucía under project P06-SEJ-1645 and Grupo PAI SEJ426, and finally from the Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas.

JEL ClassificationD61 D63 D74  Download to read the full article text

Author: Carmen Herrero - Ricardo Martínez


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