NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Demise of Walk Zones in Boston: Priorities vs. Precedence in School Choice

Umut M. Dur, Scott Duke Kominers, Parag A. Pathak, Tayfun Sönmez

NBER Working Paper No. 18981
Issued in April 2013

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Kamal Chavda, Carleton Jones, Dr. Carol Johnson, Tim Nicollette, and Jack Yessayan for their expertise and for granting permission to undertake this study. Edward L. Glaeser and Yusuke Narita provided helpful comments. Kominers is grateful for the support of National Science Foundation grant CCF-1216095, an AMS-Simons Travel Grant, and the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Working Group sponsored by the Institute for New Economic Thinking, as well as for the hospitality of the Harvard Program for Evolutionary Dynamics. Pathak acknowledges support of National Science Foundation grant SES-1056325. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Parag A. Pathak -----

Pathak is a Board member of the Institute for Innovation in Public School Choice, a non-profit 501(c) that provides assistance to school districts on the implementation of school choice systems.

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