Beyond Truth-telling: A Replication Study on School Choice

Tommy Andersson, Dany Kessel, Nils Lager, Elisabet Olme, Simon Reese

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In a recent paper, Fack et al. (2019, American Economic Review) convincingly argue and theoretically demonstrate that there may be strong incentives for students to play non-truth-telling strategies when reporting preferences over schools, even when the celebrated deferred acceptance algorithm is employed. Their statistical test also rejects the (weak) truth-telling assumption in favour of another assumption, called stability, using a single data set on school choice in Paris. This paper uses Swedish school choice data and replicates their empirical finding in 52 of the 58 investigated data sets (P-value threshold 0.05).
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2024

Publication series

NameWorking Papers
PublisherLund University, Department of Economics

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Economics

Free keywords

  • school choice
  • deferred acceptance algorithm
  • truth-telling
  • stability
  • replication study
  • D12
  • D82
  • I23


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