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Strategy-Proof Fair School Placement

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  • Alcalde, Jose

    () (Instituto Interuniversitario de Desarrollo Social y Paz)

  • Romero-Medina, Antonio

    (Departamento de Economía)

Abstract

This paper provides an ‘escape route’ from the efficiency-equity trade-off in the School Choice problem. We achieve our objective by presenting a weak notion of fairness, called τ-fairness, which is always satisfied by some allocation. Then, we propose the adoption of the Student Optimal Compensating Exchange mechanism, a procedure that assigns a τ-fair allocation to each problem. We further identify a condition on students’ preferences guaranteeing incentive compatibility of this mechanism.

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  • Alcalde, Jose & Romero-Medina, Antonio, 2014. "Strategy-Proof Fair School Placement," QM&ET Working Papers 14-1, University of Alicante, D. Quantitative Methods and Economic Theory, revised 15 Mar 2015.
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    Keywords

    School Choice Problem; Fair Matching; Strategy-Proofness;

    JEL classification:

    • C78 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Bargaining Theory; Matching Theory
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • I28 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Government Policy

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