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Social and Information Sciences Laboratory (SISL) Seminar

Friday, May 24, 2019
12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Baxter 127
Stability and Externalities in Dynamic Matching Markets
Laura Doval, Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Caltech,

Abstract: I study dynamic matching markets where matching opportunities arrive over time, matching is one-to-one and irreversible. I propose a stability notion, dynamic stability, which accommodates the trade-off between matching and waiting for a better match. Underlying the definition is the notion that the endogenous evolution of the pool of market participants embodies an externality for the continuation economy. Dynamically stable matchings exist. I show that mechanisms that implement dynamically stable matchings address a novel kind of strategy-proofness: market participants have an incentive to truthfully report the time at which they arrive in the market.

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