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Exchange-Proofness or Divorce-Proofness? Stability in One-Sided Matching Markets

  • José Alcalde


    (Universidad de Alicante)

Two stability concepts for one-sided matching markets are analyzed: Gale- Chapley stability and S-stability. The first one applies best to markets were no status quo allocation is considered, whereas the second one is a solution to be used when property rights are allowed. A common problem of existence is shared by both solution concepts. Hence, we study economic environments where this problem does not exist, and present a family of agents' preferences for which existence is guaranteed for both Gale-Shapley stable and t-stable outcomes.

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Paper provided by Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie) in its series Working Papers. Serie AD with number 1995-04.

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Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: Jan 1995
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Publication status: Published by Ivie
Handle: RePEc:ivi:wpasad:1995-04
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