To Match or Not to Match: Aspects of Marital Matchmaking Under Uncertainty

19 Pages Posted: 8 Apr 2007

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Amitrajeet A. Batabyal

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) - Department of Economics

Gregory J. DeAngelo

Claremont Colleges - Claremont Graduate University

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Date Written: April 2007

Abstract

In contemporary times, individuals wishing to get married are increasingly using matchmakers to assist them with the task of finding an apposite spouse. This notwithstanding, researchers have paid scant attention to the task of matchmaking from the perspective of a matchmaker. Therefore, the general purpose of this paper is to analyze the circumstances under which a matchmaker optimally accepts or rejects individual matching assignments. To this end, we concentrate on two specific cases. In the first case, our matchmaker's reservation profit is exogenous. In the second case, this reservation profit is endogenous.

Keywords: Matchmaking, Marriage, Reservation Profit, Uncertainty

JEL Classification: J12, J44, D81

Suggested Citation

Batabyal, Amitrajeet A. and DeAngelo, Gregory Joseph, To Match or Not to Match: Aspects of Marital Matchmaking Under Uncertainty (April 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=978061 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.978061

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