Incentive Compatibility in a Market with Indivisible Goods *

@inproceedings{Roth2001IncentiveCI,
  title={Incentive Compatibility in a Market with Indivisible Goods *},
  author={Alvin E. Roth},
  year={2001}
}
This note shows that in a market where each trader’s initial endowment is one unit of an indivisible good, there is a procedure for reaching a competitive allocation that makes it a dominant strategy for each player to reveal his true preferences over all goods in the market. Shapley and Scarf (1974) showed that a competitive allocation always exists in such a market. Roth and Postlewaite (1977) showed that when no trader is indifferent between any goods, this competitive allocation is unique… CONTINUE READING
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