# The cost of ordinality

Pycia, Marek (2014). The cost of ordinality. SSRN 2460511, SSRN eLibrary.

## Abstract

School districts and other institutions allocating objects without the use of transfers tend to rely on mechanisms that only elicit agents’ ordinal preferences. The present note shows that the welfare loss imposed by only eliciting ordinal preferences can be arbitrarily large.

## Abstract

School districts and other institutions allocating objects without the use of transfers tend to rely on mechanisms that only elicit agents’ ordinal preferences. The present note shows that the welfare loss imposed by only eliciting ordinal preferences can be arbitrarily large.

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