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The substitutes condition and the lattice structure of the set of stable allocations

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In the many-to-one matching model with contracts, I show that there is no restriction on preferences weaker than substitutable preferences which guarantees that the set of stable allocations is a lattice. Thus, when contracts are not substitutes, removing agents from the economy may decrease the payoffs to existing agents on both sides of the market.

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  • Flanagan, Francis X., 2014. "The substitutes condition and the lattice structure of the set of stable allocations," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 53(C), pages 106-110.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:mateco:v:53:y:2014:i:c:p:106-110
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jmateco.2014.06.005
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