Three solutions for the compensation problem

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A model of fair division in which differential claims are grounded in talents and handicaps is studied, and a characterization of three solutions is provided. The first two solutions, conditional equality and egalitarian-equivalence, display dual properties. The consistency axiom is shown to have strong consequences in one-good models. Journal of Economic Literature Classification Number(s): D63, D71, I31.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)505-521
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Economic Theory
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1995
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics and Econometrics


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