Friend-Based Ranking in Practice
AbstractA planner aims to target individuals who exceed a threshold in a characteristic, such as wealth or ability. The individuals can rank their friends according to the characteristic. We study a strategy-proof mechanism for the planner to use the rankings for targeting. We discuss how the mechanism works in practice when the rankings may contain errors.
CitationBloch, Francis, and Matthew Olckers. 2021. "Friend-Based Ranking in Practice." AEA Papers and Proceedings, 111: 567-71. DOI: 10.1257/pandp.20211060
- D82 Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design
- Z13 Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification