Mumcu, Ayse and Saglam, Ismail (2007): College Admissions Game: Early Action or Early Decision?
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In this paper, we study the long-played, yet until now unmodeled, college admissions game over early admissions plans using a many-to-one matching framework. We characterize the equilibrium strategies of each college involving its early quota out of its total capacity, and the set of admissible and deferred students within its applicant pool independently from the early admissions plans of the colleges in the market. Given these strategies, we show that for each college early action is a weakly dominant choice between early admissions plans.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||College Admissions Game: Early Action or Early Decision?|
|Keywords:||Many-to-one matching; early action; early decision; college admissions|
|Subjects:||C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C7 - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory > C71 - Cooperative Games
D - Microeconomics > D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making > D71 - Social Choice; Clubs; Committees; Associations
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C7 - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory > C78 - Bargaining Theory; Matching Theory
|Depositing User:||Ismail Saglam|
|Date Deposited:||16. Jun 2007|
|Last Modified:||19. Feb 2013 00:43|
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