Leveling the Playing Field: Sincere and Sophisticated Players in the Boston Mechanism

@article{Pathak2008LevelingTP,
  title={Leveling the Playing Field: Sincere and Sophisticated Players in the Boston Mechanism},
  author={P. Pathak and T. S{\"o}nmez},
  journal={The American Economic Review},
  year={2008},
  volume={98},
  pages={1636-1652}
}
  • P. Pathak, T. Sönmez
  • Published 2008
  • Economics
  • The American Economic Review
  • 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 induced by the Boston mechanism with sincere players who report their true preferences and sophisticated players who play a best response. We characterize the set of Nash equilibrium outcomes as the set of stable matchings of a modified economy, where sincere students lose priority to sophisticated students… CONTINUE READING
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