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Matching under Preferences

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  • Bettina Klaus
  • David F. Manlove
  • Francesca Rossi

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Matching theory studies how agents and/or objects from different sets can be matched with each other while taking agents' preferences into account. The theory originated in 1962 with a celebrated paper by David Gale and Lloyd Shapley (1962), in which they proposed the Stable Marriage Algorithm as a solution to the problem of two-sided matching. Since then, this theory has been successfully applied to many real-world problems such as matching students to universities, doctors to hospitals, kidney transplant patients to donors, and tenants to houses. This survey will focus on algorithmic as well as strategic issues of matching theory.

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  • Bettina Klaus & David F. Manlove & Francesca Rossi, 2014. "Matching under Preferences," Cahiers de Recherches Economiques du Département d'économie 14.07, Université de Lausanne, Faculté des HEC, Département d’économie.
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