Research Note - Improving the Efficiency of Course Bidding at Business Schools: Field and Laboratory Studies

@article{Krishna2008ResearchN,
  title={Research Note - Improving the Efficiency of Course Bidding at Business Schools: Field and Laboratory Studies},
  author={Aradhna Krishna and M. Utku {\"U}nver},
  journal={Marketing Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={27},
  pages={262-282}
}
R offices at most universities face the daunting task of allocating course seats to students. Because demand exceeds supply for many courses, course allocation needs to be done equitably and efficiently. Many schools use bidding systems in which student bids are used both to infer preferences over courses and to determine student priorities for courses. However, this dual role of bids can result in course allocations not being market outcomes, and in unnecessary efficiency loss, which can… CONTINUE READING
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