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Fifth Matching in Practice Workshop

May 20, 2013 - May 21, 2013

Final program

Day 1 (Monday May 20, 2013) – Room R42.5.103 (5th floor)

12 pm Lunch (cafetaria, 3rd floor of R42)
1:40 – 2:40 pm Welcome 
1:40 – 2:40 pm Keynote presentation
  Eric Budish (Chicago Booth School of Business)
  An Experimental Test of a Complex Market Design: Changing the Course Allocation System at Wharton” (with Judd Kessler)
 2:40 – 3:00 pm Coffee Break
3:00 – 4:30 pm Session 1: School Choice in practice
  Francisco Martinez-Mora (Leicester University)
  School Choice in a Tiebout Model” (with Caterina Calsamiglia andAntonio Miralles)
  Kaire Põder (Tallin University)
  Why school choice policy has failed: EU comparative study focusingon Estonia” (with T. Lauri, A. Veski and T. Veskioja)
4:30 – 5:00 pm Coffee Break
5:00 – 6:30 pm Session 2:  School choice:  Normative considerations
  Rustam Hakimov (WZB Berlin)
  Equitable top trading cycle mechanisms for school choice and experiments” (with Onur Kesten)
  Sofya Kiselgof  (Higher School of Economics, Moscow)
  “Matchings with interval order preferences: stability and Pareto-efficiency”
 7:30 pm Dinner

Day 2 (Tuesday May 21, 2013)

9:15 – 10:45  am Session 3: Information release in matching problems
  Azar Abizada (Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy)
   “Incentives in landing slots problems” (with James Schumer)
  Alfredo Salgado-Torres (Universidad Carlos III)
  Incomplete information and costly signaling in college admissions
10:45 – 11:15 am Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:15 pm Roundtable “University admissions and student mobility in Europe”

Gabrielle Demange (Paris School of Economics) and Irina Ferencz (Academic Cooperation Association)

Chair and introduction:  Dorothea Kuebler (WZB Berlin)

12:15- 2 pm Lunch

List of participants

The workshop is followed at 2 pm by the regular Economics Seminar at ECARES where Eric Budish will present a paper on “The high frequency trading arms race: frequent batch auctions as a market design response” (with Peter Cramton and John Shim). Everyone is welcome to attend.

Scientific committee: Peter Biro (Hungarian Academy of Science), Estelle Cantillon (Université Libre de Bruxelles) and Antonio Miralles (Universidad Autonomà de Barcelona)

The detailed program can be also downloaded here.




May 20, 2013
May 21, 2013
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Université Libre de Bruxelles
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 42
Brussels, 1050 Belgium