All Sequential Allotment Rules Are Obviously Strategy-Proof


For the division problem with single-peaked preferences (Sprumont, 1991) we show that all sequential allotment rules, identified by Barberà, Jackson and Neme (1997) as the class of strategy-proof, efficient and replacement monotonic rules, are also obviously strategy-proof. Although obvious strategy-proofness is in general more restrictive than strategy-proofness, this is not the case in this setting.

Published as: All sequential allotment rules are obviously strategy-proof in Theoretical Economics , Vol. 18, No. 3, 1023–1061, July, 2023