By Jens Leth Hougaard

This e-book specializes in examining fee and surplus sharing difficulties in a scientific model. It bargains an in-depth research of varied sorts of principles for allocating a typical financial worth (cost) among contributors of a bunch or community – e.g. contributors, businesses or items. the implications may also help readers overview the professionals and cons of a few of the equipment fascinated about phrases of varied components similar to equity, consistency, balance, monotonicity and manipulability. As such, the ebook represents an updated survey of expense and surplus sharing tools for researchers, scholars and practitioners alike. The textual content is followed by means of sensible situations and diverse examples to make the theoretical effects simply accessible.

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Yn ) = φ(q, V ) where y1 + . . + yn = V (Q). 1 Rules Based on Equality and Proportionality Within the framework of cost sharing problems (q, C) ∈ D, the proportional rule of the rationing model is known as • The Average Cost Rule φAC , deﬁned by cost shares = xAC i qi C(z), i = 1, . . 7) 36 2 Simple Sharing Problems where z = Q in case of homogeneous costs and z = Q in case of decomposable costs. The name refers to the fact that all agents pay the average price, C(z)/Q ≤ . . ≤ xAC for all units demanded.

0 qn ⎥ ⎢ 0 ... 0⎥ ⎥ ⎢ qn−1 ⎥ ⎥ ⎢ n − 2 . . 0 ⎥ ⎢ qn−2 ⎥ ⎥. ⎥ ⎢. .. ⎥ . ⎦ ⎦ ⎣ . . q1 1 ... 1 Since demands are increasingly ordered we get that, r1 ≤ . . ≤ rn = Q = sn ≤ . . ≤ s1 . Now, deﬁne the Increasing resp. 3 Cost Sharing with Joint Cost Function 43 Increasing Serial Cost Sharing φIS is deﬁned by cost shares i xIS i = k=1 C(rk ) − C(rk−1 ) , i = 1, . . 14) where r0 = 0 by deﬁnition. Decreasing Serial Cost Sharing φDS is deﬁned by cost shares j xDS n−j+1 = k=1 C(sk ) − C(sk−1 ) , j = 1, .

For example, we may deﬁne the restricted equal split rule by cost shares, = min{C(qi ), α}, i = 1, . . 11) where α is chosen such that the cost shares add up to total costs C(Q). This rule captures the spirit of the constrained equal gains rule of the rationing model. We may further deﬁne the restricted average cost rule by the following cost sharing scheme: First, calculate shares x1i = min C(qi ), qi C(Q) , Q i = 1, . . , n. 12) If some agents are bounded by their stand-alone cost the remaining agents n must further share C(Q) − i=1 x1i in proportion to their demand and so forth until total costs are fully allocated.