A note on waiting
AbstractWhen students apply to universities or unemployed workers search in the labor market, an increase of time input of one person (resulting in more applications) will increase the waiting time of the others. In this paper it will be show that in a decentralized market there will be excessive congestion Moreover, congestion increases with both the mean and the variance of the net benefits associated with waiting across the population.
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