Demand Analysis Using Strategic Reports: An Application to a School Choice Mechanism

Volume: 86, Issue: 2, Pages: 391 - 444
Published: Jan 1, 2018
Abstract
Several school districts use assignment systems that give students an incentive to misrepresent their preferences. We find evidence consistent with strategic behavior in Cambridge. Such strategizing can complicate preference analysis. This paper develops empirical methods for studying random utility models in a new and large class of school choice mechanisms. We show that preferences are non-parametrically identified under either sufficient...
Paper Details
Title
Demand Analysis Using Strategic Reports: An Application to a School Choice Mechanism
Published Date
Jan 1, 2018
Volume
86
Issue
2
Pages
391 - 444
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