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16th workshop Matching in Practice

October 4, 2019 - October 5, 2019

The 16th Matching in Practice Workshop is taking place in Gothenburg. The workshop will begin with a lunch (12pm) on the 4th of October finishing early afternoon 5th of October (around 3:30pm), 2019.

The workshop will bring together researchers working on the various aspects of assignment and matching in education, labour and related markets, with a view to actively foster interactions between the various approaches used in this area of research (theory, experiments, analysis of field data, policy/market design) and to share expertise on the actual functioning of these markets in Europe.

 

Program

Thursday Oct. 3
19.00- Informal Gathering, Meet at Vasaplatsens Brygghus, Vasaplatsen 2

 

Friday Oct. 4

12:00-13:00

Hyllan

Registration and Lunch
13:00-15:00

Room E44

Session 1: School Choice and Welfare Consequences

What Happens when Separate and Unequal School Districts Merge?
by Josue Ortega (ZEW), joint with Robert Aue, Thilo Klein
School Choice, Admission Rules and Segregation in Primary Schools
by Dany Kessel (Research Institute of Industrial Economics), joint with
Elisabet Olme
Welfare Consequences of Tie-Breaking Rules with Heterogeneous
Schools
by Maxwell Allman (Stanford University), joint with Itai Ashlagi

15:00-15:30

Hyllan

Coffee break
15:30-17:30

Room E44

Session 2: Market Design Dynamics
Unpaired Kidney Exchange: Overcoming Double Coincidence of
Wants without Money
by Julien Combe (Ecole Polytechnique), joint with Mohammad
Akbarpour, Yinghua He, Victor Hiller, Robert Shimerk, Olivier
Tercieux
Design of Lotteries and Waitlists for Affordable Housing Allocation
by Nick Arnosti (Columbia Business School), joint with Peng Shi
Matching Problem of Civil Service
by Ashutosh Thakur (Stanford University)
17:30-17:45

Hyllan

Coffee Break
17:45-18:30

Room E44

Policy Roundtable (TBA)
Dinner

Saturday Oct 5

9:00-10:20

Room E44

Session 3: Strategic Incentives in Matching Mechanisms
Incentives in School Choice Under Partial Information
by Alexander Nesterov (Higher School of Economics, St.Petersburg), joint
with Somouaoga Bonkoungou
School Choice and Loss Aversion
by Jonas von Wangenheim (Freie Universität Berlin), joint with Vincent
Meisner
10:20-10:40

Hyllan

Coffee Break
10.40-12.00

Room E44

Session 4: New Issues in Market Design I
Using Market Design to Improve College Transfers of Student-Athletes
by Robert G. Hammond (University of Alabama), joint with Gregory
Dowd, Umut Dur, Utku Ünver
Paying to Match: Decentralized Markets with Information Frictions
by Ahrash Dianat (University of Essex), joint with Marina Agranov, Larry
Samuelson, and Leeat Yariv
12.00-13.00

Hyllan

Lunch and group photo,
13.00-14.20

Room E44

Session 5: New Issues in Market Design II
Transparency in Centralised Allocation
by Madhav Raghavan (University de Lausanne), joint with Rustamdjan
Hakimov
The Design of University Entrance Exams and its Implications for
Gender Gaps
by Andreu Arenas (University of Barcelona & IEB), joint with Caterina
Calsamiglia
14.20-14.30

Hyllan

 Coffee Break
14.30-15.30

Room E44

Keynote session: How Much Does Matching Matter? Evidence from Chicago
Parag Pathak (MIT)

Practicalities

The conference will take place at the School of Business, Economics and Law (Handelshögskolan), Vasagatan 1, Gothenburg,  on the 4th floor of House E (signs directing from Vasagatan). All sessions will be held in room E44. Coffee breaks and lunch will be served in Hyllan, opposite E44.

Scientific Committee

Thilo Klein (ZEW Mannheim), Alex Westkamp (University of Cologne), Li Chen (University of Gothenburg), Joseph Vecci (University of Gothenburg).

 

Registration

Please register before September 15 at https://monash.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5pB2ejEHYMv5Urz (non speakers; speakers are automatically registered).

Non-speakers are expected to book their own travel and hotels. We have limited funding, but if you need funding to participate as a non-speaker, please contact us at mip2019@economics.gu.se.

Contact

For questions please email mip2019@economics.gu.se.

 

 

Venue

Gothenburg
Vasagatan 1
Gothenburg, Västra Götaland 40530 Sweden
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