Matching Theory

  • Typ: Vorlesung / Übung (VÜ)
  • Lehrstuhl: KIT-Fakultäten - KIT-Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften - Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre - Wirtschaftstheorie
  • Semester: WS 23/24
  • Dozent: Dr. Danisz Okulicz
  • SWS: 3
  • LVNr.: <a target="lvn" href="">2500042</a>
  • Hinweis: Präsenz

How should we organize recruitment of students to schools? Could we improve the placement of doctors to hospitals? Why there always seems to be a better roommate to the one you currently have? Matching Theory answers all these questions and more. During the course we will formally study mathematical systems of allocating goods and people, and see their many real life applications from organizing kidney exchange to improving dating apps. The course will cover three main topics in Matching Theory and Market Design: (1) assignment problems (e.g., allocation of social housing), (2) two-sided matching (e.g., allocation of children to schools), (3) transferable-utility matching (e.g., labor market).

The students are expected to:

  1. Understand the mathematical properties of allocations and commonly used mechanism
  2. Understand the connection between Matching Theory and real-life allocation systems
  3.  Be able to use their knowledge to propose solutions for novel real-life problems