Information Disclosure and Unraveling in Matching Markets
32 Pages Posted: 30 Jan 2008 Last revised: 14 Aug 2022
Date Written: January 2008
This paper explores information disclosure in matching markets, e.g., the informativeness of transcripts given out by universities. We show that the same, "benchmark," amount of information is disclosed in essentially all equilibria. We then demonstrate that if universities disclose the benchmark amount of information, students and employers will not find it profitable to contract early; if they disclose more, unraveling will occur.
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