Friday, August 25, 2017

13th workshop of Matching in Practice, Aug 28-9 in Brussels

 Here's the preliminary program:

13th workshop of Matching in Practice
August 28 @ 12:00 pm - August 29 @ 2:30 pm
Université Libre de Bruxelles, Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 42, Brussels, 1050 Belgium

Day 1: August 28, 2017

12:15-1:30 pmLunch (cafeteria of R42 building, 3rd floor)
1:30 -2:30 pmKeynote lecture: Invariance and matching outcomes
Marek Pycia (University of Zurich)
2:30 – 2:45 pmCoffee break
2:45 – 4:15 pmSession 1: Choice and school segregation
“Segregation and school enrolment policies” by Thomas Wouters (KU Leuven)
“How do restrictive zoning and parental school choices impact social diversity in schools? An empirical evaluation in France” by Béatrice Boutchenik (INSEE) (joint with Pauline Givoir and Olivier Monso)
4:15 – 4:30 pmCoffee break
4:30 – 6:30 pmSession 2: Advances in Matching Theory
“Efficient and essentially stable assignments” by Peter Troyan (University of Virginia) (joint with Andrew Kloosterman)
“A dOOR to Ordinality in Assignment Problems: Outside Option Robustness” by Antonio Miralles (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) (joint with Caterina Calsamiglia)
“Graduate Admission with Financial Support” by Mustafa Afacan (Sabanci University)

Day 2: August 29, 2017

8 :30 – 10:30 amSession 3: Strategic incentives and actual behavior in matching mechanisms
“Manipulability and tie-breaking in constrained school choice” by Benoît Decerf (University of Namur) (joint with Martin Van der Linden)
“Strategic “Mistakes”: Implications for Market Design Research” by Yinghua He (Rice University) (joint with Georgy Artemov and Yeon-Koo Che)
“Obvious mistakes in a strategically simple college-admission environment” by Sándor Sóvágó (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) (joint with Ran Shorrer)
10:30 – 10:45 amCoffee break
10:45 – 12:15 pmSession 4: Preference formation
“What’s in a name? Expectations, heuristics and choice during a period of radical school reform” by Olmo Silva (LSE) (joint with Marco Bertoni and Stephen Gibbons)
“Early offers and preference formation in college admissions” by Julien Grenet (Paris School of Economics) (joint with Dorothea Kübler and Yinghua He)
12:15 – 12:30 pmCoffee break
12:30 – 1:30 pmPolicy round table: Transparency and social acceptability of matching mechanisms
With Peter Biro (Hungarian Academy of Science), Li Chen (University of Gothenburg), somebody involved with current transparency efforts of the French university admission platform (TBC), Jean-Pierre Verhaeghen (LOP Ghent, TBC)
1:30 pmLunch and farewell

Scientific Committee

The scientific committee of the 13th workshop of Matching in Practice consisted of Péter Biró, Francis Bloch, Estelle Cantillon and Juan Pereyra.

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