MATCHING MARKETS MATCHING MARKETS

MATCHING MARKETS

WHEN YOU CAN’T JUST CHOOSE,
BUT ALSO NEED TO BE CHOSEN 

In conventional markets, supply and demand are matched by finding the market price that balances both sides. In contrast, matching markets are markets where buyers and sellers both have strong preferences and the allocation – i.e. who gets what – is not driven by price.

Thus, neither side can simply choose but also needs to be chosen, and non-monetary preferences clearly dominate the selection.

Applications of matching markets range from public policy issues such as the matching of doctors to hospitals, students to universities or children to kindergartens, and the optimisation of resource allocation processes in private business to the foundation of entire business models in the tech industry.

We help both public and private organisations to benefit from the insights of matching theory. We analyse your requirements and propose suitable matching schemes in alignment with your goals. The application of these algorithms is accompanied by a rigorous change management programme to ensure its successful adoption. 

In our application of matching markets, we partner with one of the leading European research institutes in this field – the ZEW in Mannheim, Germany.  

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