Publications of the Research Unit Market Design

  1. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2020

    Booster Draft Mechanism for Multi-Object Assignment

    We describe a new mechanism - what we call a booster draft - for allocating multiple, indivisible objects among a group of individuals. The mechanism’s appeal lies in its strategy-proofness and simplicity:…

  2. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2020

    Product Liability and Reasonable Product Use

    We analyze a monopolist who offers different variants of a possibly dangerous product to heterogeneous customers. Product variants are distinguished by different safety attributes. Customers choose product…

  3. Expertises // 2020

    The Implication of School Admission Rules for Segregation and Educational Inequality

    In this research project we investigate how the design of school assignment rules affects social segregation and its implications for social inequality. The context of our study is the Hungarian school system,…

  4. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2020

    What Happens when Separate and Unequal School Districts Merge?

    We study the welfare effects of school district consolidation, i.e. the integration of disjoint school districts into a centralised clearinghouse. We show theoretically that, in the worst-case scenario, district…