## Title data

Kurz, Sascha:

**The price of fairness for a small number of indivisible items.**

*In:* Lübbecke, Marco ; Koster, Arie ; Letmathe, Peter ; Madlener, Reinhard ; Peis, Britta ; Walther, Grit
(ed.):
Operations Research Proceedings 2014. -
Cham
: Springer
,
2016
. - pp. 335-340

ISBN 978-3-319-28695-2

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28697-6_47

## Abstract in another language

Incorporating fairness criteria in optimization problems comes at a certain cost, which is measured by the so-called price of fairness. Here we consider the allocation of indivisible goods. For envy-freeness as fairness criterion it is known from the literature that the price of fairness can increase linearly in terms of the number of agents. For the constructive lower bound a quadratic number of items was used. In practice this might be inadequately large. So we introduce the price of fairness in terms of both the number of agents and items, i.e., key parameters which generally may be considered as common and available knowledge. It turns out that the price of fairness increases sublinearly if the number of items is not too

much larger than the number of agents. For the special case of coincide of both counts exact asymptotics are determined. Additionally, an efficient integer programming formulation is given.

## Further data

Item Type: | Article in a book |
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Refereed: | Yes |

Keywords: | fair division; fairness; price of fairness; indivisible items; envy-freeness; few items |

Subject classification: | Mathematics Subject Classification Code: 91B32 |

Institutions of the University: | Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science > Department of Mathematics Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science > Department of Mathematics > Chair Mathematical Economics Profile Fields > Emerging Fields > Governance and Responsibility Faculties Profile Fields Profile Fields > Emerging Fields |

Result of work at the UBT: | Yes |

DDC Subjects: | 000 Computer Science, information, general works > 004 Computer science 500 Science > 510 Mathematics |

Date Deposited: | 20 Apr 2016 09:45 |

Last Modified: | 20 Apr 2016 09:45 |

URI: | https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/32234 |