White elephant gift exchange at team lunch Found…

White elephant gift exchange at team lunch. Found research paper, but disappointed that “we do not address the question of whether or not this is a good mechanism to fairly distribute the gifts. Rather, we analyze the game from the participants perspective, and investigate best response — given the gift exchange mechanism, how best should a utility maximizing partygoer behave?”

“Christmas Gift Exchange Games” | Arpita Ghosh and Mohammad Mahdian (Yahoo! Research) | Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2010, pp. 228-236, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-13122-6_23