How to Control Controlled School Choice: Comment
10 Pages Posted: 19 Jun 2016 Last revised: 5 Oct 2016
Date Written: October 4, 2016
Echenique and Yenmez [AER 2015, 105(8): 2679-94] study choice rules for a school that express preferences for a diverse student body. Their Theorem 2 characterizes choice rules that are "generated by reserves for the priority". We show that the "only if part" is not correct. We exhibit a choice rule that is generated by reserves for the priority but violates one of their axioms. A similar issue arises in Theorem D.2., where a priority is allowed to be endogenous. We reformulate the axioms and repair the results.
Keywords: School choice, choice rules, diversity
JEL Classification: D47, H75, I21, I28
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