The core of roommate problems: size and rank-fairness within matched pairs

Paula Jaramillo, ​Çağatay Kayı, Flip Klijn

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This paper deals with roommate problems (Gale and Shapley, Am Math Mon 69(1):9–15, 1962) that are solvable, i.e., have a non-empty core (set of stable matchings). We study rank-fairness within pairs of stable matchings and the size of the core by means of maximal and average rank gaps. We provide upper bounds in terms of maximal and average disagreements in the agents’ rankings. Finally, we show that most of our bounds are tight.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157–179
Number of pages23
JournalInternational Journal of Game Theory
StatePublished - 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Mathematics (miscellaneous)
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty

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