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Forced Sales and House Prices
This paper uses data on house transactions in the state of Massachusetts over the last 20 years to show that houses sold after foreclosure, or close in time to the death or bankruptcy of at least oneExpand
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The New York City High School Match
We assisted the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) in designing a mechanism to match over 90,000 entering students to public high schools each year. This paper makes a very preliminaryExpand
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Strategy-Proofness versus Efficiency in Matching with Indifferences: Redesigning the NYC High School Match
The design of the New York City (NYC) High School match involved tradeoffs among efficiency, stability and strategy-proofness that raise new theoretical questions. We analyze a model withExpand
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Short Interest, Institutional Ownership, and Stock Returns
Stocks are short-sale constrained when there is a strong demand to sell short and a limited supply of shares to borrow. Using data on both short interest (a proxy for demand) and institutionalExpand
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The Elite Illusion: Achievement Effects at Boston and New York Exam Schools
Talented students compete fiercely for seats at Boston and New York exam schools. These schools are characterized by high levels of peer achievement and a demanding curriculum tailored to eachExpand
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The Boston Public School Match
After the publication of “School Choice: A Mechanism Design Approach” by Abdulkadiroglu and Sonmez (2003), a Boston Globe reporter contacted us about the Boston Public Schools (BPS) system forExpand
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Appendix to "Incentives and Stability in Large Two-Sided Matching Markets"
A Appendix A: Additional results 3 A.1 Manipulation via pre-arranged matches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 A.2 Manipulation via capacities and pre-arranged matches withoutExpand
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Informing the Debate: Comparing Boston's Charter, Pilot and Traditional Schools
The Boston Foundation, Greater Boston's community foundation, is one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the nation. In 2008, the Foundation and its donors made close to $79 million inExpand
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Who Benefits from Kipp?
The nation's largest charter management organization is the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP). KIPP schools are emblematic of the No Excuses approach to public education, a highly standardized andExpand
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Leveling the Playing Field: Sincere and Sophisticated Players in the Boston Mechanism
Empirical and experimental evidence suggests different levels of sophistication among families in the Boston Public School student assignment plan. We analyze the preference revelation game inducedExpand
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