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  1. 03.07.2017 · ZEW (ybr)
    Economic Policy Analysis
    Market design | Optimal distribution
    No more queuing up: new allocation systems could greatly increase the efficiency of application processes.

    In many German cities the allocation of available nursery school places is not transparent and carries considerable costs for both parents and nursery staff. Alongside the current shortage of nursery places, inefficient allocation procedures are making the shortage seem more acute than it actually is. One possible blanket solution to the problem would be to introduce a central allocation system, which would deliver good market design through the use of tried and tested algorithms.

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