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How to Control Controlled School Choice: Comment


  • Battal Dogan


Echenique and Yenmez [AER 2015, 105(8): 2679-94] study choice rules for a school that express preferences for a diverse student body. Their Theorem 2 characterizes choice rules that are "generated by reserves for the priority". We show that the "only if part" is not correct. We exhibit a choice rule that is generated by reserves for the priority but violates one of their axioms. A similar issue arises in Theorem D.2., where a priority is allowed to be endogenous. We reformulate the axioms and repair the results.

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  • Battal Dogan, 2016. "How to Control Controlled School Choice: Comment," Cahiers de Recherches Economiques du Département d'économie 16.21, Université de Lausanne, Faculté des HEC, Département d’économie.
  • Handle: RePEc:lau:crdeep:16.21

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    1. Federico Echenique & M. Bumin Yenmez, 2015. "How to Control Controlled School Choice," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 105(8), pages 2679-2694, August.
    2. Battal Doğan, 2017. "How to Control Controlled School Choice: Comment," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 107(4), pages 1362-1364, April.
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    1. Battal Doğan, 2017. "How to Control Controlled School Choice: Comment," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 107(4), pages 1362-1364, April.

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    • H75 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Government: Health, Education, and Welfare
    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • I28 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Government Policy

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