Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/94656
Authors: 
Simmons, Forest W.
Su, Francis
Year of Publication: 
2001
Series/Report no.: 
Claremont Colleges Working Papers in Economics 2001-03
Abstract: 
In this paper we show how theorems of Borsuk-Ulam and Tucker can be used to construct a consensus-halving: a division of an object into two portions so that each of n people believe the portions are equally split. Moreover, the division takes at most n cuts, which is best possible. This extends prior work using methods from combinatorial topology to solve fair division problems. Several applications of consensus-halving are discussed.
JEL: 
C61
D63
D74
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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