Transplants and Implants: The Economics of Self-Improvement

This article examines equilibrium self-improvement and marriage proposal strategies in a two-sided search model with nontransferable utility. Singles are vertically differentiated--some make better marriage partners than others. A complete characterization of equilibrium is provided. It is shown the...

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Volume: 42
Main Author: Burdett, Kenneth
Coles, Melvyn Glyn
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Place of publication: Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association 2001
published in: International Economic Review Vol. 42; no. 3; pp. 597 - 616
Data of publication: 2001
Series: International Economic Review
Online Access: available in Bonn?
Database: RePEc
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