Who matches with whom? When are matching markets efficient? Who benefits from different market designs? How do matching market structures affect sorting based on both observables and unobservables? How important are frictions in different market settings? What are the implications for empirical research and for policy?
Both theoretical and empirical matching models seek to provide answers to these questions in applications ranging from the matching of buyers with sellers or firms with workers to the matching of husbands with wives.
This conference aims to bring together researchers on multiple aspects of these questions to present recent findings, share ideas, and spark discussion.