Podczeck, Konrad and Puzzello, Daniela (2009): Independent Random Matching. Forthcoming in: Economic Theory
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Random matching models with a continuum population are widely used in economics to study environments where agents interact in small coalitions. This paper provides foundations to such models. In particular, the paper establishes an existence result for random matchings that are universal in the sense that certain desirable properties are satisfied for any assignment of types to agents. The result applies to infinitely many types of agents, thus covering random matching models which are currently used in the literature without a foundation. Furthermore, the paper provides conditions guaranteeing uniqueness of random matching.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Independent Random Matching|
|Keywords:||Random matching; Involution; Independence; Continuum population; Fubini extension|
|Subjects:||C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C7 - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory > C78 - Bargaining Theory; Matching Theory
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C0 - General > C00 - General
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C0 - General > C02 - Mathematical Methods
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C7 - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory > C73 - Stochastic and Dynamic Games; Evolutionary Games; Repeated Games
|Depositing User:||Daniela Puzzello|
|Date Deposited:||27. Dec 2010 11:03|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 16:15|
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