## A Fixed-Point Approach to Stable Matchings and Some Applications (2001)

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### BibTeX

@MISC{Fleiner01afixed-point,

author = {Tamás Fleiner},

title = {A Fixed-Point Approach to Stable Matchings and Some Applications},

year = {2001}

}

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### Abstract

We describe a fixed-point based approach to the theory of bipartite stable matchings. By this, we provide a common framework that links together seemingly distant results, like the stable marriage theorem of Gale and Shapley [11], the Menelsohn-Dulmage theorem [21], the Kundu-Lawler theorem [19], Tarski's fixed point theorem [32], the Cantor-Bernstein theorem, Pym's linking theorem [22, 23] or the monochromatic path theorem of Sands et al. [29]. In this framework, we formulate a matroid-generalization of the stable marriage theorem and study the lattice structure of generalized stable matchings. Based on the theory of lattice polyhedra and blocking polyhedra, we extend results of Vande Vate [33] and Rothblum [28] on the bipartite stable matching polytope.