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Fair student placement

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  • José Alcalde

    ()

    (University of Alicante)

  • Antonio Romero-Medina

    ()

    (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

Abstract We revisit the concept of fairness in the Student Placement framework. We declare an allocation as $$\upalpha $$ α -equitable if no agent can propose an alternative allocation that nobody else might argue to be inequitable. It turns out that $$\upalpha $$ α -equity is compatible with efficiency. Our analysis fills a gap in the literature by giving normative support to the allocations improving, in terms of efficiency, the Student Optimal Stable allocation.

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Volume (Year): 83 (2017)
Issue (Month): 2 (August)
Pages: 293-307

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Handle: RePEc:kap:theord:v:83:y:2017:i:2:d:10.1007_s11238-017-9598-8
DOI: 10.1007/s11238-017-9598-8
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