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Stable Matching With Incomplete Information

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  • Qingmin Liu
  • George J. Mailath
  • Andrew Postlewaite
  • Larry Samuelson

We formulate a notion of stable outcomes in matching problems with one‐sided asymmetric information. The key conceptual problem is to formulate a notion of a blocking pair that takes account of the inferences that the uninformed agent might make. We show that the set of stable outcomes is nonempty in incomplete‐information environments, and is a superset of the set of complete‐information stable outcomes. We then provide sufficient conditions for incomplete‐information stable matchings to be efficient. Lastly, we define a notion of price‐sustainable allocations and show that the set of incomplete‐information stable matchings is a subset of the set of such allocations.

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Article provided by Econometric Society in its journal Econometrica.

Volume (Year): 82 (2014)
Issue (Month): 2 (March)
Pages: 541-587

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