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Marriage Matching with Correlated Preferences

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  • Onur B. Celik

    (University of Connecticut)

  • Vicki Knoblauch

    (University of Connecticut)

Abstract

Authors of experimental, empirical, theoretical and computational studies of two-sided matching markets have recognized the importance of correlated preferences. We develop a general method for the study of the effect of correlation of preferences on the outcomes generated by two-sided matching mechanisms. We then illustrate our method by using it to quantify the effect of correlation of preferences on satisfaction with the men-propose Gale-Shapley matching for a simple one-to-one matching problem.

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Paper provided by University of Connecticut, Department of Economics in its series Working papers with number 2007-16.

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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: May 2007
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Handle: RePEc:uct:uconnp:2007-16

Note: The authors would like to thank Fusun Yaman for programming assistance and James Boudreau for helpful comments and suggestions.
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Keywords: Two-Sided Matching; Correlated preferences; Gale-Shapley algorithm;

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  1. James Boudreau, 2008. "Preference Structure and Random Paths to Stability in Matching Markets," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 3(67), pages 1-12.
  2. James W. Boudreau & Vicki Knoblauch, 2008. "Marriage Matching and Intercorrelation of Preferences," Working papers 2008-27, University of Connecticut, Department of Economics.

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