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Impossibility of stable and nonbossy matching mechanisms

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  • Kojima, Fuhito
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    Stability is a central concept in matching theory, while nonbossiness is important in many allocation problems. We show that these properties are incompatible: there does not exist a matching mechanism that is both stable and nonbossy.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 107 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 1 (April)
    Pages: 69-70

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:107:y:2010:i:1:p:69-70

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    Keywords: Matching Stability Nonbossiness Impossibility theorem;

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    1. Kumano, Taro & Watabe, Masahiro, 2012. "Dominant strategy implementation of stable rules," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 75(1), pages 428-434.

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