The Southwest Search and Matching Group is a collaboration of UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, UCLA, UC Davis, UC San Diego, and UC Santa Cruz.  The SWSM meets several times per year.  The purpose of the group is to discuss recent work to better understand markets with frictions, providing a unique opportunity for graduate students and newer PhDs to present their work while at the developmental stage.  The group will meet in Santa Barbara on April 17, 2012 and will feature five presentations.  The conference academic organizers are Peter Rupert, Professor of Economics, UC Santa Barbara, and Guillaume Rocheteau, Professor of Economics, UC Irvine.