Constrained School Choice: An Experimental Study

  title={Constrained School Choice: An Experimental Study},
  author={Caterina Calsamiglia and Guillaume Haeringer and F. Klijn},
  journal={The American Economic Review},
  • Caterina Calsamiglia, Guillaume Haeringer, F. Klijn
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology, Economics
  • The American Economic Review
  • The literature on school choice assumes that families can submit a preference list over all the schools they want to be assigned to. However, in many real-life instances families are only allowed to submit a list containing a limited number of schools. Subjects' incentives are drastically affected, as more individuals manipulate their preferentes. Including a safety school in the constrained list explains most manipulations. Competitiveness across schools plays an important role. Constraining… CONTINUE READING
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