An Elementary Integrality Proof of Rothblums Stable Matching Formulation


In this paper we provide a short new proof for the integrality of Rothblum’s linear description of the convex hull of incidence vectors of stable matchings in bipartite graphs. In the spirit of iterative rounding proofs, the key feature of our proof is to show that extreme points of the formulation must have a 0, 1-component.

Operations Research Letters