The Three Top Ways To Find a Mate

The ways to find a mate have shifted from marriage markets originating with family, church and neighborhood to online and bars but utility is constant.

Creating the Best Valentine’s Match

New marriage markets involve couples with consumption complementarities and online dating that the work of Nobel Economics Laureate Al Roth is facilitating.

Weekly Roundup: From Calories to Climate

Our economic news summary included climate talks and externalities, “missing women” and Asian marriage markets, seniors’ spending and manufacturing supply.

Marriage Markets in China and India

With son preference, limited fertility and social norms, China’s and India’s sex ratios at birth have created a male glut and new marriage markets.

How U.S. Marriage Markets Differ

Looking at gender ratios at colleges, for college graduates and in metro areas, we find that marriage markets vary.

The Connection Between Your Credit Score and Your Love Life

Because credit card scores predict trustworthiness and financial distress, they indicate whether a co-habitation relationship will be long lasting.

Weekly Roundup: From Affluent Mates to Successful Names

Our everyday economics includes tradeoffs, deposit insurance, supply chain, bias, human capital, income inequality, marriage markets and Federal Reserve.

Love, Marriage and Inequality

As female labor force participation increased since the 1970s, so too has the income inequality that resulted from assortative mating of higher earners.

Why There is Less Marriage

New attitudes that value marriage less and new economics through which women have more pay and education and men work less have changed marriage markets.

Marrying Up in China

“There is an opinion that A quality guys will find B quality women, B  quality guys will find C quality women, and C quality men will find D quality women…The people left are A quality women and D quality men.” Huang Yuanyuan, commenting on marriage in China…