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We revisit the claims problem (O'Neill, 1982; Aumann and Maschler, 1985) where a group of individuals have claims on a resource but there is not enough of it to honor all of the claims. We characterize the solutions satisfying consistency , composition up, and claims truncation invariance. These solutions are specified by a pair of weights for each… (More)
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This paper presents an argument in favor of the " degressive propor-tionality principle " in apportionment problems. The core of the argument is that each individual derives utility from the fact that the collective decision matches her own will with some frequency, with marginal utility being decreasing with respect to this frequency. Then classical… (More)