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Competition may increase social utility in bipartite matching problem

  • Kong, Yi-Xiu Faculty of Computer and Software Engineering, Huaiyin Institute of Technology, Huaian, China - Department of Physics, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Yuan, Guang-Hui Fintech Research Institute, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Shanghai, China
  • Zhou, Lei Faculty of Computer and Software Engineering, Huaiyin Institute of Technology, Huaian, China
  • Wu, Rui-Jie Department of Physics, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Shi, Gui-Yuan Faculty of Computer and Software Engineering, Huaiyin Institute of Technology, Huaian, China - Department of Physics, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
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    2018
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  • Complexity. - 2018
English Bipartite matching problem is to study two disjoint groups of agents who need to be matched pairwise. It can be applied to many real-world scenarios and explain many social phenomena. In this article, we study the effect of competition on bipartite matching problem by introducing conformity into the preference structure. The results show that a certain amount of competition can improve the overall utility of society and also eliminate the giant shift of social utility when matching unequal numbers of men and women.
Faculty
Faculté des sciences et de médecine
Department
Département de Physique
Language
  • English
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Physics
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