Children crying at birthday parties . Why ? Fairness and incentives for cake division problems

@inproceedings{Thomson2005ChildrenCA,
  title={Children crying at birthday parties . Why ? Fairness and incentives for cake division problems},
  author={William Thomson},
  year={2005}
}
We consider the problem of dividing a non-homogeneous onedimensional continuum whose endpoints are topologically identified. Examples are the division of a birthday cake, the partition of a circular market, the assignment of sentry duty or medical call. We study the existence of rules satisfying various requirements of fairness (no-envy, egalitarian-equivalence; and several requirements having to do with changes in the data of the problem), and that induce agents to reveal their preferences… CONTINUE READING
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