Gradual College Admission

37 Pages Posted: 1 Dec 2019 Last revised: 16 Dec 2019

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Guillaume Haeringer

City University of New York, Baruch College - Zicklin School of Business - Department of Economics and Finance

Vincent Iehlé

Université Paris Dauphine - CEREMADE

Date Written: October 25, 2019

Abstract

We study multi-period college admission problems where, at each period, a matching is computed and students have option to either finalize their matches or participate to the next period. Students participating to an additional run of the matching mechanism can submit a new preference list to the matching clearinghouse. Such gradual matching systems can adequately account for an additional source of heterogeneity among participants, like scheduling constraints or withdrawals. We identify the conditions under which such systems first produce incentives to participate to additional runs of the matching mechanism and second yield to stable matchings (with a stability concept adapted to this environment). We use our results to evaluate the former French college admission system, where students could finalize their matches at different dates up to two months ahead the final date.

Keywords: gradual matching, withdrawal, French college admissions system

JEL Classification: C78

Suggested Citation

Haeringer, Guillaume and Iehlé, Vincent, Gradual College Admission (October 25, 2019). Université Paris-Dauphine Research Paper No. 3488038; Baruch College Zicklin School of Business Research Paper No. 2019-11-03. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3488038

Guillaume Haeringer (Contact Author)

City University of New York, Baruch College - Zicklin School of Business - Department of Economics and Finance

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New York, NY 10010
United States

Vincent Iehlé

Université Paris Dauphine - CEREMADE ( email )

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Paris Cedex 16, 75775
France

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