Efficient Search by Committee
This note constructs an eﬀicient mechanism for ﬁnding the best candidate for a committee from a sequence of potential candidates. Committee members have independent private values information about the quality of the candidate. The mechanism selects the best candidate according to the standard utilitarian welfare criterion. Furthermore, the mechanism can be modiﬁed to have a balanced budget.
Bergemann, Dirk and Välimäki, Juuso, "Efficient Search by Committee" (2011). Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers. 2123.