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13th workshop of Matching in Practice

August 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - August 29, 2017 @ 2:30 pm

Preliminary program

Day 1: August 28, 2017

12:15-1:30 pm Lunch (cafeteria of R42 building, 3rd floor)
1:30 -2:30 pm Keynote lecture: Invariance and matching outcomes
Marek Pycia (University of Zurich)
2:30 – 2:45 pm Coffee break
2:45 – 4:15 pm Session 1: Choice and school segregation
Segregation and school enrolment policies” by Thomas Wouters (KU Leuven)
How do restrictive zoning and parental school choices impact social diversity in schools? An empirical evaluation in France” by Béatrice Boutchenik (INSEE) (joint with Pauline Givoir and Olivier Monso)
4:15 – 4:30 pm Coffee break
4:30 – 6:30 pm Session 2: Advances in Matching Theory
“Efficient and essentially stable assignments” by Peter Troyan (University of Virginia) (joint with Andrew Kloosterman)
A dOOR to Ordinality in Assignment Problems: Outside Option Robustness” by Antonio Miralles (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) (joint with Caterina Calsamiglia)
Graduate Admission with Financial Support” by Mustafa Afacan (Sabanci University)


Day 2: August 29, 2017

8 :30 – 10:30 am Session 3: Strategic incentives and actual behavior in matching mechanisms
Manipulability and tie-breaking in constrained school choice” by Benoît Decerf (University of Namur) (joint with Martin Van der Linden)
Strategic “Mistakes”: Implications for Market Design Research” by Yinghua He (Rice University) (joint with Georgy Artemov and Yeon-Koo Che)
Obvious mistakes in a strategically simple college-admission environment” by Sándor Sóvágó (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) (joint with Ran Shorrer)
10:30 – 10:45 am Coffee break
10:45 – 12:15 pm Session 4: Preference formation
What’s in a name? Expectations, heuristics and choice during a period of radical school reform” by Olmo Silva (LSE) (joint with Marco Bertoni and Stephen Gibbons)
“Early offers and preference formation in college admissions” by Julien Grenet (Paris School of Economics) (joint with Dorothea Kübler and Yinghua He)
12:15 – 12:30 pm Coffee break
12:30 – 1:30 pm Policy round table: Transparency and social acceptability of matching mechanisms
  With Peter Biro (Hungarian Academy of Science), Li Chen (University of Gothenburg), Julien Grenet (PSE)
1:30 pm Lunch and farewell


Scientific Committee

The scientific committee of the 13th workshop of Matching in Practice consisted of Péter Biró, Francis Bloch, Estelle Cantillon and Juan Pereyra.


Registration is free but compulsory. Please register by filling in the Google form available at: https://goo.gl/forms/TrAYpbpMsgNTwlsv1 before July 28, 2017


All talks will take place in room R42.2.113 on the ground floor of the Solvay Brussels School, 42 Avenue FD Roosevelt in B-1050 Brussels. Details of how to reach us can be found at http://ecares.ulb.ac.be/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=30&Itemid=64



We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of FNRS PDR grant 23671793


August 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
August 29, 2017 @ 2:30 pm
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Université Libre de Bruxelles
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