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Student Placement in Egyptian Colleges

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  • Selim, Tarek
  • Salem, Sherif

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We study students placement in Egyptian colleges under the current demand/supply placement mechanism implemented in Egypt (e-mechanism). We show that the e-mechanism is not Pareto efficient nor strategy proof and, moreover, it can not be improved to accommodate Pareto efficiency nor strategy proofness. The final conclusion is that it is better, from an efficiency point of view, to adopt a matching algorithm, like the Gale-Shapley mechanism, in students placement.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 17596.

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Keywords: Student placement; Gale-Shapley mechanism; e-mechanism; Egypt;

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  1. Balinski, Michel & Sonmez, Tayfun, 1999. "A Tale of Two Mechanisms: Student Placement," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 84(1), pages 73-94, January.
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