This course introduces you to formal modeling in two-sided matching and assignment problems and suggests some interesting directions for future research. We will discuss de- centralized matching markets (e.g., the marriage market), matching markets through institutions (e.g., medical labor market and school choice problem), and assignment problems (e.g., housing allocation). We study existing or new market institutions, understand their properties, and think about whether they can be reengineered or improved. This course assumes knowledge of the first-year economics PhD sequence, especially microeconomic theory.
Section 01Matching and Assignment
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