A hard (theoretical) look at school choice, in the AER by Chris Avery and Parag Pathak

from Market Design at https://bit.ly/2WX23ZG on December 30, 2020 at 01:03PM  What are some of the difficulties that might hamper school choice from achieving educational equality (or at least substantially reducing inequality)?  Here’s a model by Chris Avery and Parag Pathak.  The theoretical intuitions of top experts in college and school assignments are the sort […]

At-Home Testing for Covid

from The Incidental Economist at https://bit.ly/3praKYq on December 30, 2020 at 12:38AM Experts have long been calling for quicker, cheaper, and more accessible ways of testing for Covid-19. Though such tests would be less accurate than the predominant PCR test, speed matters more than accuracy when it comes to curbing a pandemic. The FDA just […]

College admissions in Australia, by Guillen, Kesten, Kiefer, and Melatos

from Market Design at https://bit.ly/34Ruj4h on December 29, 2020 at 01:12PM  Here’s a working paper from the University of Sydney that looks at the New South Wales college admissions clearinghouse in which students receive (accurate but unclear) advice from the clearinghouse operator, together with clear but incorrect advice from individual universities.  In an experiment, they […]