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Optimal partition of a large labor force into working pairs

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  • Maxim Trokhimtchouk

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  • Robert McCann & Maxim Trokhimtchouk, 2010. "Optimal partition of a large labor force into working pairs," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 42(2), pages 375-395, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:joecth:v:42:y:2010:i:2:p:375-395 DOI: 10.1007/s00199-008-0420-2
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    1. Kremer, M & Maskin, E, 1996. "Wage Inequality and Segregation by Skill," Working papers 96-23, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Economics.
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    1. Yoshinori Kurokawa, 2011. "Variety-skill complementarity: a simple resolution of the trade-wage inequality anomaly," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), pages 297-325.
    2. Victor Chernozhukov & Pierre-André Chiappori & Marc Henry, 2010. "Introduction," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 42(2), pages 271-273, February.
    3. Aloysius Siow & Eric Mak, 2017. "Occupational Choice and Matching in the Labor Market," 2017 Meeting Papers 30, Society for Economic Dynamics.
    4. Yoshinori Kurokawa, 2011. "Variety-skill complementarity: a simple resolution of the trade-wage inequality anomaly," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), pages 297-325.

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    Keywords

    Task allocation; Role; Marginals; Wage segregation; Optimal decision theory; Assortative matching; Optimal transportation; Monge–Kantorovich; Free boundary; Productivity; Infinite-dimensional linear programming; Multidimensional types; D02; C62; J31; D21; D24; C44;

    JEL classification:

    • D02 - Microeconomics - - General - - - Institutions: Design, Formation, Operations, and Impact
    • C62 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Existence and Stability Conditions of Equilibrium
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • D21 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Theory
    • D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
    • C44 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Operations Research; Statistical Decision Theory

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