1st International Workshop on Computational Social Choice
Amsterdam, 6-8 December 2006

Invited Talk: Boi Faltings

  Boi Faltings
Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
School of Computer and Communication Sciences
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

Budget-Balance in Social Choice

Known general mechanisms for incentive-compatible social choice such as the Clarke tax generate budget surplus. While game theory stipulates that such surplus must be wasted, in practice it is usually given to an interested party, thus creating incentives for manipulation. The talk will discuss possibilities for achieving budget-balance in social choice mechanisms.