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Thursday Research Seminar (Theory)

18/10/2012 (15:30-17:00)

Prioritizing Diversity in School Choice

Aytek Erdil (University of Cambridge)


Promoting diversity in schools has recently emerged as an important policy goal. Typically school choice programs take into account student preferences and allocate scarce schools on the basis of priorities, using stability as the solution concept. Therefore a notion of prioritizing diversity is essential. We introduce a rich class of priorities which capture intuitive notions of diversity. These priorities, substitutable with ties, not only ensure existence of stable assignments, but also allow students of same types to be treated equally. Moreover we describe an algorithm which finds an optimal stable assignment.

Staff or PhD Students who would like to meet with Aytek please contact Prof. Michael Mandler, who co-ordinates the Thursday Theory Seminar.


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