On Allocative Distortions in Problems of Self-Selection
AbstractThis paper considers the general structure of self-selection models. By imposing conditions which permit the ordering of agents by their preferences, we provide a characterization of the distortions inherent in the sorting process. We also discuss extensions of the basic model such as randomization.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University in its series Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers with number 647R.
Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: Jan 1983
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Publication status: Published in Rand Journal of Economics (Winter 1985), 15(4): 568-577
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