Working Paper No. 202

Ex Post Efficiency and Individual Rationality in Incentive Compatible Trading Mechanisms

Published: December, 1988Pages: 21Keywords: Efficient trading, mechanism designJEL-codes: 026

Ex Post Efficiency and Individual Rationality in Incentive Compatible Trading Mechanisms Stefan Lundgren


This paper concerns the design of a trading mechanism for a group of traders when their valuations of the good are private information and they bargain over who shall consume more than his initial endowment and who shall consume less. It is shown that there generally exists a set of initial endowments of the traded commodity such that it is possible to design a trading mechanism which is incentive compatible, individually rational and ex post efficient.

Integrating Immigrants into the Nordic Labour Markets

An Overall Perspective

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Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden face similar problems of integrating large groups of immigrants, especially low-educated ones from outside the EU, into their labour markets. In this volume, edited by Lars Calmfors, IFN, and Nora Sánchez Gassen in cooperation with researchers from across the Nordic Region analyse how labour market integration of immigrants can be promoted. 

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