Ugo Bolletta

Thematic seminars
Economic theory seminar

Ugo Bolletta

Université Paris-Saclay
Identifying marriage markets
Joint with
Cherchye, L., Demuynck, T., De Rock, B., Merlino, L.

IBD Salle 16

Îlot Bernard du Bois - Salle 16

5-9 boulevard Maurice Bourdet
13001 Marseille

Thursday, March 3 2022| 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Gaëtan Fournier: gaetan.fournier[at]
Evgeny Tsodikovich: evgeny.tsodikovich[at]


When it comes to modeling marriage markets, one often considers a setting where anyone on the opposite side of the market can serve as a potential spouse.
In reality, however, we tend to acknowledge that there exist separate (overlapping) markets for the potential couples. In this paper, we aim to learn more about the various factors that define such marriage markets. Using revealed preferences, we develop a method that allows reconstructing (partially) the set of couples that belong to the marriage market, and (exactly) the set of couples that do not belong to it. We apply our results to the data identifying the marriage market for each individual using machine learning techniques, and study its characteristics.