An Impossibility in Sequencing Problems


  • Research Memorandum


  • A set of agents with different waiting costs have to receive a service of different length of time from a single provider which can serve only one agent at a time. One needs to form a queue and set up monetary transfers to compensate the agents who have to wait. We prove that no rule satisfies efficiency of queues and coalitional strategy-proofness.

fecha de publicación

  • 2008

Líneas de investigación

  • Mathematical Economics


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