### Abstract

We consider "pure" matching problems, where being unmatched ("being single") is not a feasible choice or it is always the last choice for every agent. We show that there exists a proper subsolution of the stable solution that is implementable in Nash equilibria. Moreover, if the number of men M and the number of women W are less than or equal to 2, then any subsolution of the stable solution is implementable. However, if M=W≥3, there exists no implementable single-valued subsolution of the stable solution. All these results should be contrasted with the results in the recent literature on the matching problems with a single status.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 121-132 |

Number of pages | 12 |

Journal | Mathematical Social Sciences |

Volume | 35 |

Issue number | 2 |

Publication status | Published - 1998 Mar 2 |

Externally published | Yes |

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### Keywords

- Implementation
- Maskin monotonicity
- Matching problems
- Stability

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
- Economics and Econometrics

### Cite this

*Mathematical Social Sciences*,

*35*(2), 121-132.

**Implementable stable solutions to pure matching problems.** / Tadenuma, Koichi; Toda, Manabu.

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*Mathematical Social Sciences*, vol. 35, no. 2, pp. 121-132.

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T1 - Implementable stable solutions to pure matching problems

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