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Public school choice—the initiative for broadening families' access to schools beyond their residence area—has broad public support and has been increasingly adopted across the US and abroad. Yet, how to operationalize school choice, i.e., what procedure should be used to assign students to schools, remains hotly debated. An important debate centers around(More)
An important debate centers on what procedure should be used to allocate students across public schools. We contribute to this debate by developing and estimating a model of school choices by households under one of the most popular procedures known as the Boston mechanism (BM). We recover the joint distribution of household preferences and sophistication(More)
Within the last decade, many Chinese provinces have transitioned from the 'sequential' to the 'parallel' college admissions mechanisms. We show that all of the provinces that have abandoned the sequential mechanism have moved towards less manipulable and more stable mechanisms. Furthermore, Tibet implements the least manipulable parallel mechanism, whereas(More)
  • Sekyu Choi, Arnau Valladares-Esteban, Nezih Guner, Stefania Albanesi, Claustre Bajona, Regis Barnichon +11 others
  • 2015
In this paper we study unemployment insurance in a framework where the main source of heterogeneity among agents is the type of household they live in: some agents live alone while others live with their spouses as a family. Our exercise is motivated by the fact that married individuals can rely on spousal income to smooth labor market shocks, while singles(More)
We conduct two experiments where subjects make a sequence of binary choices between risky and ambiguous binary lotteries. Risky lotteries are defined as lotteries where the relative frequencies of outcomes are known. Ambiguous lotteries are lotteries where the relative frequencies of outcomes are not known or may not exist. The trials in each experiment are(More)
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