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An Experiment on the Core∗

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  • Yan, Huibin
  • Friedman, Daniel

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Each of n ≥ 1 identical buyers (and m ≥ 1 identical sellers) wants to buy (sell) a single unit of an indivisible good. The core predicts a unique and extreme outcome: the entire surplus is split evenly among the buyers when m > n and among the sellers when m

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  • Yan, Huibin & Friedman, Daniel, 2008. "An Experiment on the Core∗," Santa Cruz Department of Economics, Working Paper Series qt0jq48184, Department of Economics, UC Santa Cruz.
  • Handle: RePEc:cdl:ucscec:qt0jq48184
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    core; market; experiment; fairness;

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