【Theory Webinar】School Choice, Housing, and Inequality

  • 研討會日期 : 2024-03-13
  • 時間 : 09:00
  • 主講人 : Professor Kentaro Tomoeda
  • 地點 : online
  • 演講者簡介 : Professor Kentaro Tomoeda received his PhD from Harvard University in 2016. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at University of Technology Sydney. His research interests are microeconomic theory, market design, and economics of education.
  • 演講摘要 : We study how school choice mechanisms affect inequality in a model with an endogenous location choice. We show that neighborhood inequality increases from neighborhood (N) to deferred acceptance (DA) to top trading cycles (TTC) assignments. School inequality weakly increases from N to DA, but there is a wide range of parameters when there is no increase. School inequality is highest under TTC. The housing price (of a competitive neighborhood)-- a variable that affects residents with or without interest in schools -- weakly increases from N to DA to TTC, but, similar to inequality, is the same between N and DA for a wide range of parameters. We also show that the total student welfare is higher under DA than under N.