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School Admissions Reform in Chicago and England: Comparing Mechanisms by Their Vulnerability to Manipulation

Parag A. Pathak, Tayfun Sönmez

NBER Working Paper No. 16783
Issued in February 2011

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank participants at seminars for their input. John Coldron was extremely helpful in providing details about admissions reforms in England. Drew Fudenberg, Lars Ehlers, Bengt Holmstrom, Fuhito Kojima, Stephen Morris, Debraj Ray, and Muhamet Yildiz provided helpful suggestions. Pathak is grateful for the hospitality of Graduate School of Business at Stanford University where parts of this paper were completed and thankful for financial support from the National Science Foundation. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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