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A random matching theory

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  • Aliprantis, C.D.
  • Camera, G.
  • Puzzello, D.

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We develop the theoretical underpinnings of pairwise random matching mechanisms. We formalize the mechanics of matching, and study the links between properties of the different mechanisms and trade frictions. A particular emphasis is placed on providing exact mappings between matching technologies and informational constraints.
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  • Aliprantis, C.D. & Camera, G. & Puzzello, D., 2007. "A random matching theory," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 59(1), pages 1-16, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:gamebe:v:59:y:2007:i:1:p:1-16
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    JEL classification:

    • C00 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General - - - General
    • C78 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Bargaining Theory; Matching Theory
    • D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief; Unawareness
    • E00 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General - - - General

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