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Marriage Matching with Correlated Preferences

  • Onur B. Celik

    (University of Connecticut)

  • Vicki Knoblauch

    (University of Connecticut)

Authors of experimental, empirical, theoretical and computational studies of two-sided matching markets have recognized the importance of correlated preferences. We develop a general method for the study of the effect of correlation of preferences on the outcomes generated by two-sided matching mechanisms. We then illustrate our method by using it to quantify the effect of correlation of preferences on satisfaction with the men-propose Gale-Shapley matching for a simple one-to-one matching problem.

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Paper provided by University of Connecticut, Department of Economics in its series Working papers with number 2007-16.

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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: May 2007
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Handle: RePEc:uct:uconnp:2007-16
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  1. Vicki Knoblauch, 2007. "Marriage Matching: A Conjecture of Donald Knuth," Working papers 2007-15, University of Connecticut, Department of Economics.
  2. Yan Chen & Tayfun Sönmez, 2004. "School Choice: An Experimental Study," Boston College Working Papers in Economics 622, Boston College Department of Economics.
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