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Title:Efficient dynamic matching with costly search PDF Logo
Authors:Atakan, Alp E.
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:TÜSİAD-Koç University Economic Research Forum working paper series 1030
Abstract:This paper considers a frictional market where buyers and sellers, with unit demand and supply, search for trading opportunities. The analysis focuses on explicit search frictions, allows for two-sided incomplete information, and puts no restriction on agent heterogeneity. In this context, a non-trivial, full trade search equilibrium is shown to exist, equilibria are characterized as the values that satisfy the first order conditions for a non-linear planner's (optimization) problem, and necessary and sufficient conditions are provided for the existence of efficient search equilibria under complete information. These results fully generalize to the twosided incomplete information setting, under an additive separability condition.
Subjects:Bargaining
Search
Matching
Two-sided Incomplete Information
JEL:C73
C78
D83
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:ERF Working Paper Series, TÜSİAD-Koç University Economic Research Forum (ERF)

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