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A Brief Survey of the House Allocation Problems

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DOI: 10.18488/journal.100.2017.31.1.5

Ipek Gursel Tapki , Elif Akben Selcuk

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Ipek Gursel Tapki , Elif Akben Selcuk (2017). A Brief Survey of the House Allocation Problems. Games Review, 3(1): 1-5. DOI: 10.18488/journal.100.2017.31.1.5
The objective of this paper is to briefly review house allocation problems. We first give the definition and the aim of the mechanism design theory. Next we discuss its applications to markets with no monetary transfer, such as house allocation, kidney exchange and school choice. We review the literature for (i) house allocation problems, (ii) house allocation problems with existing tenants, and (iii) house allocation problems with existing tenants and newcomers.

Contribution/ Originality
The paper’s primary contribution is to review important studies about the house allocation problems. It covers three different versions of these problems, standard house allocation problems, with existing tenants, and with existing tenants and newcomers.