Royal Processions: Incentives, Efficiency and Fairness in Two-sided Matching

Date: May 11, 2023
Time: 4:00 pm
Room: DBH 4011
Speaker: Joseph Root  
(University of Chicago)

We characterize the class of strategy proof and efficient two-sided matching mechanisms which are “gender-neutral” in the sense that they treat the two sides of the mechanism equitably. All such mechanisms can be implemented by an algorithm which matches agents in a sequence of steps. Each step selects one agent from each side. These two agents are either matched together or are matched with their most-preferred remaining partner from the other side. We establish a connection between one and two-sided matching which enables our characterization.


Joseph Root is an Assistant Professor in the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics at the University of Chicago. His work focuses on the intersection of market design, mechanism design and social choice theory.

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