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Nir Vulkan, Alvin E. Roth, and Zvika Neeman

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199570515

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570515.001.0001

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Improving Efficiency in School Choice

Improving Efficiency in School Choice

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(p.170) Chapter 6 Improving Efficiency in School Choice
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The Handbook of Market Design
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Aytek Erdil

Haluk Ergin

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570515.003.0007

A growing number of cities adopt school choice schemes which allow parents to express a preference list over the schools available. Then a centralised mechanism assigns students to schools as efficiently as possible taking these preferences as the welfare criteria. Whenever a school receives more applications than it can accommodate, an exogenously given priority order is used. Respecting priorities (stability) and providing incentives for truthful preference revelation (strategy-proofness) put constraints on the feasible assignment mechanisms, typically leading to inefficiency. The chapter reviews some of the important issues arising from this interplay of efficiency, stability and strategy-proofness.

Keywords:   school selection, school assignment, school preferences, assignment mechanisms

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