Seminar by Dr. Swarnendu Chatterjee, Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi.
Date & Hour: 14 June 2019, 4:00 pm
Venue: Seminar Hall 1
Title: The Refugee Allocation Problem-Matching with Indifferences
Abstract: This paper studies a matching model where refugee families are allowed to express preferences over hosts. In this model, we show that the size of stable matchings are always the same. This has a policy implication: if we want to implement stable matching, then there is no way to improve it in terms of the number of matched refugees. This is a counter-part of the Rural Hospital Theorem in the refugee matching set-up. Another important finding is that, when refugee families are endowed with preferences then all stable matchings are maximal as well.