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College Admissions and the Role of Information: An Experimental Study


Joana Pais


Technical University of Lisbon (UTL); UECE - Research Unit on Complexity in Economics

Ágnes Pintér


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Róbert Ferenc Veszteg


Universidad de Navarra

August 2011

International Economic Review, Vol. 52, Issue 3, pp. 713-737, 2011

Abstract:     
Three well‐known matching mechanisms designed to solve the college admissions problems are analyzed in the experimental laboratory in different informational settings. We observe that when the level of information is significantly increased, the proportion of schools and teachers that submit their true preferences decreases. This affects largely the efficiency and stability of the Gale–Shapley and the Boston mechanisms. The TTC mechanism is less sensitive to information and outperforms the other two mechanisms in terms of efficiency and stability, and it is as successful as them in extracting private information.

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Date posted: August 30, 2011  

Suggested Citation

Pais, Joana and Pintér, Ágnes and Veszteg, Róbert Ferenc, College Admissions and the Role of Information: An Experimental Study (August 2011). International Economic Review, Vol. 52, Issue 3, pp. 713-737, 2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1919401 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2354.2011.00647.x

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Joana Pais (Contact Author)
Technical University of Lisbon (UTL) ( email )
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Ágnes Pintér
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Róbert Ferenc Veszteg
Universidad de Navarra ( email )
Campus Universitario
Edificio Bibliotecas (Entrada Este)
Pamplona, Navarra 31080
Spain
HOME PAGE: http://www.unav.es/ecoprof/rveszteg/
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