NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Demand Modeling, Forecasting, and Counterfactuals, Part I

Parag A. Pathak, Peng Shi

NBER Working Paper No. 19859
Issued in January 2014

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Kamal Chavda, Dr. Carol Johnson, Peter Sloan, Kim Rice, and Jack Yessayan and the staff at Boston Public Schools for their expertise and for facilitating access to the data used in this study. Matt Gentzkow, Ali Hortacsu, Jon Levin, and Ariel Pakes provided helpful feedback. Financial support provided by 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.

---- 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.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Peng Shi -----

Peng Shi is financially supported by a Research Assistantship in Market Design with Prof. Itai Ashlagi in MIT Sloan School of Management.

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