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Representing Roomates' Preferences with Symmetric Utilities

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  • José Álvaro Rodrigues Neto

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In the context of the stable roommates problem, it is shown that acyclicity of preferences is equivalent to the existence of symmetric utility functions, i.e. the utility of agent i when matched with j is the same as j 's utility when matched with i .

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  • José Álvaro Rodrigues Neto, 2006. "Representing Roomates' Preferences with Symmetric Utilities," Working Papers Series 105, Central Bank of Brazil, Research Department.
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    1. Chung, Kim-Sau, 2000. "On the Existence of Stable Roommate Matchings," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 33(2), pages 206-230, November.
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    1. Gudmundsson, Jens, 2013. "A Review of the Existence of Stable Roommate Matchings," Working Papers 2013:8, Lund University, Department of Economics.
    2. repec:spr:jogath:v:46:y:2017:i:2:d:10.1007_s00182-016-0543-9 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Jens Gudmundsson, 2014. "When do stable roommate matchings exist? A review," Review of Economic Design, Springer;Society for Economic Design, vol. 18(2), pages 151-161, June.
    4. Rodrigues-Neto, José Alvaro, 2013. "Acyclic roommates," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 118(2), pages 304-306.
    5. Gordon, Nora & Knight, Brian, 2009. "A spatial merger estimator with an application to school district consolidation," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 93(5-6), pages 752-765, June.
    6. Gudmundsson, Jens, 2011. "On symmetry in the formation of stable partnerships," Working Papers 2011:29, Lund University, Department of Economics.
    7. Nora Gordon & Brian Knight, 2006. "The Causes of Political Integration: An Application to School Districts," NBER Working Papers 12047, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    8. Jaeok Park, 2015. "Competitive Equilibrium and Singleton Cores in Generalized Matching Problems (published in:International Journal of Game Theory, May 2017, Vol.46, Issue2, 487-509)," Working papers 2015rwp-85, Yonsei University, Yonsei Economics Research Institute.

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