Manipulability of Stable Mechanisms

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Peter Chen

University of Chicago - Booth School of Business

Michael Egesdal


Marek Pycia

University of Zurich

M. Bumin Yenmez

Boston College

Date Written: January 2015


We study the manipulability of stable matching mechanisms and show that manipulability comparisons are equivalent to preference comparisons: for any agent, a mechanism is more manipulable than another if and only if this agent prefers the latter to the former. One important implication is that no stable matching mechanism is less manipulable than another for all agents.

Keywords: matching with contract, manipulability, preference ranking, stable mechanism

JEL Classification: C71, C78

Suggested Citation

Chen, Peter and Egesdal, Michael and Pycia, Marek and Yenmez, M. Bumin, Manipulability of Stable Mechanisms (January 2015). Available at SSRN: or

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M. Bumin Yenmez

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