17th workshop Matching in Practice

We are happy to announce our next MiP workshop to take place in Higher School of Economics in Saint-Petersburg on May 18-19. Alex Nesterov and Somouaoga Bonkoungou will be the local organizers, so the scientific committee will consist of them + Li and Thilo, the past two local organizers.

Utku Ünver is confirmed as the keynote speaker.

The topic of roundtable with a policymaker is ”Information provision and strategic aspects of universities in decentralized college admissions: case of Russia”.

From November 2019 Saint Petersburg does not require proper Russian visa for citizens of many countries (EU+many other) if you enter Russia through Saint Petersburg airport or through the sea port. It just requires an online registration at least 4 days before arrival. Details are here.

The deadline for submission of papers or extended abstracts is March 1st, with decisions to be taken before March 15th.
Please send your submissions directly to Alexander: nesterovu@gmail.com.

As usual, travel costs and accommodation of speakers will be covered by local organizers.

9th workshop Matching in Practice

The The Common Application and the DA Algorithm in School Assignmentprogram for the 9th workshop of Matching in Practice is up:

Scientific Program

Day 1: June 8, 2015 
11:00 – 11:30     
Welcome Coffee
11:30 – 12:00    Registration
12:00 – 13:30      Keynote presentation – Christopher Avery (Harvard Kennedy School of Government)
The Common Application and the DA Algorithm in School Assignment (with Cara Nickolaus and Parag Pathak)
13:30 – 14:30    Lunch
14:30 – 16:30     Strategic Choice and Affirmative Action
Dynamic Reserves in Matching Markets with Contracts: Theory and Applications, by Orhan Aygün and Bertan Turhan
College Admission with Multidimensional Privileges: The Brazilian Affirmative Action Case, by Orhan Aygün and Inacio Bo
Self-selection in School Choice: Theory and Evidence from Mexican City High School Match, by Li Chen and Juan Sebastián Pereyra 
16:30 – 17:00      Coffee break
17:00 – 18:30      Empirical Estimation of Preferences in School Choice
Demand Analysis using Strategic Reports: An application to a school choice  mechanism, by Nikhil Agarwal and Paolo Somaini
Structural Estimation of a Model of School Choices: the Boston Mechanism vs. Its Alternatives, by Caterina Calsamiglia, Chou Fu and Maia Güell 
20:00                  Dinner
Day 2: June 9, 2015 
9:30 – 11:00       Educational Choice, Incentives and Welfare
College Diversity and Investment Incentives, by Thomas Gall, Patrick Legros and Andrew F. Newman
Socio-economic status and enrollment in higher education: Do costs matter? by Koen Declercq and Frank Verboven 
11:00 – 11:30      
Coffee break
11:30 – 12:15        Re-matching
The Design of Teacher Assignment: Theory and Evidence, by Julien Combe, Olivier Tercieux and Camille Terrier 
12:15 – 13:00        Policy Roundtable: Access to higher education: Issues and perspectives from the US and Europe
Christopher Avery (Harvard), Jari-Matti Riihelainen (Eurydice, European Commission) Chair: Estelle Cantillon 
13:30                      Lunch


Scientific Committee: Dorothea Kübler, Antonio Miralles and Joana Pais

Registration: If you are planning to attend please register at the following link  

Venue: Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Edifici Balmes, Carrer Balmes 132, Barcelona

This workshop is part of the Barcelona GSE Summer Forum. It is supported by the Severo Ochoa Research Program (SEV2011-0075).