Two-Person Fair Division of Indivisible Items : An Efficient , Envy-Free Algorithm

@inproceedings{Brams2013TwoPersonFD,
  title={Two-Person Fair Division of Indivisible Items : An Efficient , Envy-Free Algorithm},
  author={Steven J. Brams},
  year={2013}
}
Many procedures have been suggested for the venerable problem of dividing a set of indivisible items between two players. We propose a new algorithm (AL), related to one proposed by Brams and Taylor (BT), which requires only that the players strictly rank items from best to worst. Unlike BT, in which any item named by both players in the same round goes into a “contested pile,” AL may reduce, or even eliminate, the contested pile, allocating additional or more preferred items to the players… CONTINUE READING
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