01 December 2021

In the last two decades, market design research has influenced how students apply and gain admissions into school in the United States and around the world. This talk will review some basic ideas of economists who focused on resource allocation problems applied to school admissions. We will then review some developments in the field, in the United States and elsewhere. Finally, we will turn to how making it easier to get into school allows us to learn more about what makes a school effective and how this information can ultimately improve the productivity of the education sector.


Parag Pathak
Parag Pathak | Lecturer
Parag Pathak is the Class of 1922 Professor of Economics at MIT, found­ing co-director of the NBER Working Group on Market Design, and founder of MIT's Blueprint Labs, a research laboratory which uses tools from market design and research design to produce rigorous evidence that can help decision-makers design and implement social policy. He received his PhD from Harvard University. In 2018, the American Economic Association awarded him the John Bates Clark Medal as the best American economist under age 40. His research has been supported by research grants from the National Science Foundation and other institutions.
Mikhail Drugov
Михаил Другов - лектор Received PhD at University of Toulouse 1 French Republic. He is SAFMAR Full Professor, Deputy Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs.