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Matching Heterogeneous Agents with a Linear Search Technology

  • Thomas Tröger


  • Georg Nöldeke

Steady state equilibria in heterogeneous agent matching models with search frictions have been shown to exist in Shimer and Smith (2000) under the assumption of a quadratic search technology. We extend their analysis to the commonly investigated linear search technology.

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Paper provided by University of Bonn, Germany in its series Bonn Econ Discussion Papers with number bgse1_2009.

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Date of creation: Jan 2009
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