Assigning Refugees to Landlords in Sweden: Efficient Stable Maximum Matchings

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In this paper, we investigate the problem of finding housing for refugees once they have been granted asylum. In particular, we demonstrate that market design can play an important role in a partial solution to the problem. More specifically, we investigate a specific matching system, and we propose an easy‐to‐implement mechanism that finds an efficient, stable, and maximum matching. Such a matching guarantees that housing is efficiently provided to a maximum number of refugees, and that no refugee prefers another specific landlord to their current match when, at the same time, that specific landlord prefers that refugee to their own current match.


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  • University Of Quebec In Montreal
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  • International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)937-965
Number of pages29
JournalScandinavian Journal of Economics
Issue number3
Early online date2019 Mar 27
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jul
Publication categoryResearch

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