Aggregation in Matching Markets
This article develops aggregate relations for a matching market of heterogeneous suppliers and demanders. Under particular assumptions about the distribution of preferences and the matching game. asymptotic aggregate relations for the number of realized matches of different types in the presence of flexible contracts (such as a price) are derived. Simulation experiments demonstrate that the model also provides excellent predictions in small populations. The potential for applications within demographic, labor market, and welfare analyses is discussed. Copyright 2000 by Economics Department of the University of Pennsylvania and the Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association.
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Volume (Year): 41 (2000)
Issue (Month): 1 (February)
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