The losses from integration in matching markets can be large

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Although the integration of two-sided matching markets using stable mechanisms generates expected gains from integration, I show that there are worst case scenarios in which these are negative. The losses from integration can be large enough that the average rank of an agent's spouse decreases by 37.5% of the length of their preference list in any stable matching mechanism.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-51
Number of pages4
JournalEconomics Letters
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Assignment schemes
  • Large matching markets
  • Replica economies
  • Social integration
  • Spouse ranking


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