The Eeckhout Condition and the Subgame Perfect Implementation of Stable Matching
AbstractWe investigate an extensive form sequential matching game of perfect information. We show that the subgame perfect equilibrium of the sequential matching game leads to the unique stable matching when the Eeckhout Condition (2000) for existence of a unique stable matching holds, regardless of the sequence of agents. This result does not extend to preferences that violate the Eeckhout Condition, even if there is a unique stable matching.
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Matching; unique stable matching; subgame perfect equilibrium;
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