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Project Citation: 

Delacretaz, David, Kominers, Scott, and Teytelboym, Alexander. Data and Code for: Matching Mechanisms for Refugee Resettlement. Nashville, TN: American Economic Association [publisher], 2024. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2024-01-08.

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Summary:  View help for Summary This is the data and source code for the simulations in our paper "Matching Mechanisms for Refugee Resettlement."

The abstract of the paper is as follows:

Current refugee resettlement processes account for neither the preferences of refugees nor the priorities of hosting communities. We introduce a new framework for matching with multidimensional knapsack constraints that captures the (possibly multidimensional) sizes of refugee families and the capacities of communities. We propose four refugee resettlement mechanisms and two solution concepts that can be used in refugee resettlement matching under various institutional and informational constraints. Our theoretical results and simulations using refugee resettlement data suggest that preference-based matching mechanisms can improve match efficiency, respect priorities of communities, and incentivize refugees to report where they would prefer to settle.
Funding Sources:  View help for Funding Sources Australian Research Council (DP160101350); National Science Foundation (CCF-1216095); National Science Foundation (SES-1459912); Economic and Social Research Council (United Kingdom) (ES/R007470/1); Washington Center for Equitable Growth; Harvard University (Milton Fund); Harvard Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications (Mathematics in Economics Research Fund); Harvard Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications (Ng Fund); Institute for New Economic Thinking (Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Working Group); Oxford Martin School; Saïd Business School (Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship); University of Melbourne (EU Centre for Shared Complex Challenges); University of Melbourne (Faculty of Business and Economics); University of Melbourne (Department of Economics); University of Melbourne (Centre for Market Design)

Scope of Project

Subject Terms:  View help for Subject Terms Matching; Refugee Resettlement; Market Design
JEL Classification:  View help for JEL Classification
      C78 Bargaining Theory; Matching Theory
      D47 Market Design

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