Asymmetric Cost Sharing Mechanisms

TitleAsymmetric Cost Sharing Mechanisms
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsFriedman, E.
Published inGames and Economic Behavior
Other Numbers3254

We describe the construction and analysis of asymmetric Cost Sharing mechanisms, in which a variety of axioms are applied to subsets of the agents/goods. We show that the analysis can be quite subtle as apparently similar axiomatizations lead to significantly different results; in particular, combinations of symmetric mechanisms can be extremely asymmetric and biased. In addition, we characterize some interesting mixed mechanisms.

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Games and Economic Behavior, Vol. 75, Issue 1, pp. 139-151, available at

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E. Friedman

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