Replication data for: The Multi-unit Assignment Problem: Theory and Evidence from Course Allocation at Harvard

Eric Budish & Estelle Cantillon
We use theory and field data to study the draft mechanism used to allocate courses at Harvard Business School. We show that the draft is manipulable in theory, manipulated in practice, and that these manipulations cause significant welfare loss. Nevertheless, we find that welfare is higher than under its widely studied strategyproof alternative. We identify a new link between fairness and welfare that explains why the draft performs well despite the costs of strategic behavior,...
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