Equilibrium in Search Models with Adverse Selection
This paper examines the problem of nonexistence of equilibrium in a simple search model with asymmetric information. A pure-strategy, symmetric Nash equilibrium fails to exist because adverse selection arising from steady-state considerations causes a nonconcavity in the payoff function.
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"The Efficiency of Search Under Competition and Monopsony,"
85-15, C.V. Starr Center for Applied Economics, New York University.
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