Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/150270
Authors: 
Echenique, Federico
Pereyra, Juan Sebastián
Year of Publication: 
2016
Citation: 
[Journal:] Theoretical Economics [ISSN:] 1555-7561 [Volume:] 11 [Year:] 2016 [Issue:] 1 [Pages:] 1-39
Abstract: 
We present a theoretical explanation of inefficient early matching in matching markets. Our explanation is based on strategic complementarities and strategic unraveling. We identify a negative externality imposed on the rest of the market by agents who make early offers. As a consequence, an agent may make an early offer because she is concerned that others are making early offers. Yet other agents make early offers because they are concerned that others worry about early offers; and so on and so forth. The end result is that any given agent is more likely to make an early offer than a late offer.
Subjects: 
Stable matching
Gale-Shapley
unraveling
JEL: 
C72
D78
D82
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Document Type: 
Article

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