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The Internal Job Market of the IMF's Economist Program

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  • Greg Barron

    (International Monetary Fund)

  • Felix Várdy

    (International Monetary Fund)

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This paper shows how the internal job market for participants in the IMF's Economist Program (EPs) could be redesigned to eliminate most of the shortcomings of the current system. The new design is based on Gale and Shapley's (1962) deferred acceptance algorithm and generates an efficient and stable outcome. An Excel-based computer program, EP-Match, implements the algorithm and applies it to the internal job market for EPs. The program can be downloaded from http://www.people.hbs.edu/gbarron/EP-Match_for_Excel.htm. Copyright 2005, International Monetary Fund

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  • Greg Barron & Felix Várdy, 2005. "The Internal Job Market of the IMF's Economist Program," IMF Staff Papers, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 52(3), pages 1-3.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:imfstp:v:52:y:2005:i:3:p:3
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    JEL classification:

    • C78 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Bargaining Theory; Matching Theory
    • D73 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Bureaucracy; Administrative Processes in Public Organizations; Corruption

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