Manipulation through Bribes

  title={Manipulation through Bribes},
  author={James Schummer},
  journal={J. Economic Theory},
We consider allocation rules that choose both an outcome and transfers, based on the agents’ reported valuations of the outcomes. Under a given allocation rule, a bribing situation exists when agent j could pay agent i to misreport his valuations, resulting in a net gain to both agents. A rule is bribe-proof if such opportunities never arise. The central result is that when a bribe-proof rule is used, the resulting payoff to any one agent is a continuous function of any other agent’s reported… CONTINUE READING
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