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Outcome-Driven Dynamic Refugee Assignment with Allocation Balancing

@inproceedings{Bansak2020OutcomeDrivenDR,
  title={Outcome-Driven Dynamic Refugee Assignment with Allocation Balancing},
  author={Kirk Bansak and Elisabeth Paulson},
  year={2020}
}
This study proposes two new dynamic assignment algorithms to match refugees and asylum seekers to geographic localities within a host country. The first, currently implemented in a multi-year pilot in Switzerland, seeks to maximize the average predicted employment level (or any measured outcome of interest) of refugees through a minimum-discord online assignment algorithm. Although the proposed algorithm achieves nearoptimal expected employment compared to the hindsight-optimal solution (and… 

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