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A field study on matching with network externalities

Wilson, Alistair and Baccara, Mariagiovanna and İmrohorogu, Ayse and Yariv, Leeat (2010) A field study on matching with network externalities. In: BQGT '10 Proceedings of the Behavioral and Quantitative Game Theory: Conference on Future Directions. ACM , New York, NY, Art. No. 96. ISBN 978-1-60558-919-0. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20170105-123821196

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Abstract

We study the effects of network externalities on a unique matching protocol for faculty in a large U.S. professional school to offices in a new building. We collected institutional, web, and survey data on faculty's attributes and choices. We first identify the different layers of the social network: institutional affiliation, coauthorships, and friendships. We demonstrate and quantify the effects of network externalities on choices and outcomes. Furthermore, we disentangle the different layers of the social network and quantify their relative impact. Finally, we assess the matching protocol from a welfare perspective. Our study suggests the importance and feasibility of accounting for network externalities in general assignment problems and evaluates a set of techniques that can be employed to this end.


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Official Citation:Alistair Wilson, Mariagiovanna Baccara, Ayse Imrohoroglu, and Leeat Yariv. 2010. A field study on matching with network externalities. In Proceedings of the Behavioral and Quantitative Game Theory: Conference on Future Directions (BQGT '10). ACM, New York, NY, USA, , Article 96 , 1 pages. DOI=http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1807406.1807502
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