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Statistics of stable marriages


  • Dzierzawa, Michael
  • Oméro, Marie-José


In the stable marriage problem N men and N women have to be matched by pairs under the constraint that the resulting matching is stable. We study the statistical properties of stable matchings in the large N limit using both numerical and analytical methods. Generalizations of the model including singles and unequal numbers of men and women are also investigated.

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  • Dzierzawa, Michael & Oméro, Marie-José, 2000. "Statistics of stable marriages," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 287(1), pages 321-333.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:phsmap:v:287:y:2000:i:1:p:321-333
    DOI: 10.1016/S0378-4371(00)00344-7

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    1. Coles, Peter & Shorrer, Ran, 2014. "Optimal truncation in matching markets," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 87(C), pages 591-615.
    2. Shi, Gui-Yuan & Kong, Yi-Xiu & Liao, Hao & Zhang, Yi-Cheng, 2016. "Analysis of ground state in random bipartite matching," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 444(C), pages 397-402.

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