Session 5: Introduction to Deferred Acceptance

Nick Arnosti

2022/02/02

Lesson Recap

Materials

Lecture Slides (pptx version available to instructors upon request).

Homework (solutions available to instructors upon request).

References:

Stable Marriage Assignment for Unequal Sets. McVitie and Wilson, 1970. (The first paper to establish a version of the result now known as the Rural Hospital Theorem.)

The Evolution of the Labor Market for Medical Interns and Residents: A Case Study in Game Theory. Roth, 1984. (Describes the process by which the NRMP was established.)

On the Allocation of Residents to Rural Hospitals: A General Property of Two-Sided Matching Markets. Roth, 1986. (Proves a slightly stronger version of the Rural Hospital Theorem.)

Jumping the Gun: Imperfections and Institutions Related to the Timing of Market Transactions. Roth and Xing, 1994. (Discusses the timing and centralization of matching processes in a variety of markets.) []