Obvious Dominance and Random Priority

Abstract

In environments without transfers, such as refugee resettlement, school choice, organ transplants, course allocation, and voting, we show that Random Priority is the unique mechanism that is obviously strategy-proof, Pareto efficient, and symmetric; hence providing an explanation for the popularity of this mechanism. We also construct the full class of obviously strategy-proof mechanisms, and explain why some of them are more popular than others via a natural strengthening of obvious strategy-proofness.

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@inproceedings{Pycia2017ObviousDA, title={Obvious Dominance and Random Priority}, author={Marek Pycia and Peter Troyan}, year={2017} }