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On group strategy-proof mechanisms for a many-to-one matching model

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  • Ruth Martínez

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  • Jordi Massó

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  • Alejdanro Neme

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  • Jorge Oviedo

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Abstract

For the many-to-one matching model in which firms have substitutable and quota q−separable preferences over subsets of workers we show that the workers-optimal stable mechanism is group strategy-proof for the workers. Therefore, in centralized markets like entry-level professional labor markets if the proposed matching is the workers-optimal stable matching then, no group of workers can never benefit by reporting untruthfully their preference relations. We exhibit an example showing that this property fails if the preferences of firms are substitutable but not quota q−separable. Copyright Springer-Verlag 2004

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Volume (Year): 33 (2004)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 115-128

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Handle: RePEc:spr:jogath:v:33:y:2004:i:1:p:115-128

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Keywords: C78; D71; D78; matching; stability; strategy-proofness;

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  1. Lars Ehlers & Isa Hafalir & Bumin Yenmez & Muhammed Yildirim, 2011. "School Choice with Controlled Choice Constraints: Hard Bounds versus Soft Bounds," GSIA Working Papers 2012-E20, Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business.
  2. Martínez, Ruth & Massó, Jordi & Neme, Alejandro & Oviedo, Jorge, 2010. "The Blocking Lemma for a many-to-one matching model," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 46(5), pages 937-949, September.
  3. Mustafa Oguz Afacan, 2010. "Group Robust Stability in Matching Markets," Discussion Papers 09-019, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.
  4. Kojima, Fuhito, 2008. "The law of aggregate demand and welfare in the two-sided matching market," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 99(3), pages 581-584, June.
  5. Kojima, Fuhito, 2010. "Impossibility of stable and nonbossy matching mechanisms," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 107(1), pages 69-70, April.
  6. Hatfield, John William & Kojima, Fuhito, 2009. "Group incentive compatibility for matching with contracts," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 67(2), pages 745-749, November.
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  8. Hatfield, John William & Kojima, Fuhito, 2010. "Substitutes and stability for matching with contracts," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 145(5), pages 1704-1723, September.

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