Lotteries in Student Assignment : The Equivalence of Queueing and a Market-Based Approach ∗

@inproceedings{Pathak2008LotteriesIS,
  title={Lotteries in Student Assignment : The Equivalence of Queueing and a Market-Based Approach ∗},
  author={Parag A. Pathak},
  year={2008}
}
Lotteries are often used in allocation processes because of considerations of fairness. This paper formally examines two competing methods of conducting a lottery in an assignment problem involving public resources. One example of this problem is from the centralized process by which students are assigned a high school seat in New York City. The main result is that a mechanism which places students in a queue based on a single lottery, random serial dictatorship, produces a distribution of… CONTINUE READING

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