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Outcome equivalence in school choice with reciprocal preferences
- Haake, Claus-Jochen, Stroh-Maraun, Nadja
- Economics letters 2018 v.170 pp. 39-41
- algorithms, students, universities
- We show that modifications of the Boston school choice mechanism, the student proposing deferred acceptance algorithm and the top trading cycles algorithm where the colleges’ priorities are adjusted according to students’ preferences in a “first preferences first” manner generate the same outcome. This outcome coincides with the BM outcome under original priorities. As a result, the question which of the three algorithms is chosen becomes immaterial.