Publications

Refereed Journal Publications

The Long-Term Effects of Universal Preschool in Boston
Guthrie Gray-Lobe, Parag A. Pathak and Christopher R. Walters
The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 138(1), 363-411 February 2023
Race and the Mismeasure of School Quality
Joshua D. Angrist, Peter Hull, Parag A. Pathak and Christopher R. Walters
Forthcoming, American Economic Review: Insights
Reserve System Design for Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources in a Pandemic: Some Perspectives from the Field
Parag A. Pathak, Govind Persad, Tayfun Sönmez and M. Utku Ünver
Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Vol. 38(4), 924-940 December 2022
Credible School Value-Added with Undersubscribed School Lotteries
Joshua Angrist, Peter Hull, Parag A. Pathak and Christopher R. Walters
Forthcoming, Review of Economics and Statistics
A Multi-Center Weighted Lottery To Equitably Allocate Scarce COVID-19 Therapeutics
Douglas White, Erin McCreary, Chung-Chou Ho Chang, Mark Schmidhofer, Robert Truog, Govind Persad, Naudia Jonassaint, Parag A. Pathak, Tayfun Sönmez and M. Utku Ünver
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 206(4), 503-506, August 2022
Immigration Lottery Design: Engineered and Coincidental Consequences of H-1B Reforms
Parag A. Pathak, Alex Rees-Jones and Tayfun Sönmez
Forthcoming, Review of Economics and Statistics, August 2022
Reversing Reserves
Parag A. Pathak, Alex Rees-Jones and Tayfun Sönmez
Forthcoming, Management Science, April 2022
Deduction Dilemmas: The Taiwan Assignment Mechanism
Parag A. Pathak, Fei Song, Tayfun Sönmez and Umut M. Dur
American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 14(1), 164-185, February 2022
Breaking Ties: Regression Discontinuity Design Meets Market Design
Atila Abdulkadiroğlu, Joshua D. Angrist, Yusuke Narita and Parag A. Pathak
Econometrica, 90(1), 117-151January 2022
A Novel Approach to Equitable Distribution of Scarce Therapeutics
Emily Rubin, Scott L Dryden-Peterson, Sarah P Hammond, Inga Lennes, Alyssa R Letourneau, Parag A. Pathak, Tayfun Sönmez and M. Utku Ünver
CHEST Journal, 160(6), 2324-2331, December 2021
Reserve Systems for Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Parag A. Pathak, Tayfun Sönmez and M. Utku Ünver
CHEST Journal, 160(4), 1572-1575, October 2021
How Well do Structural Demand Models Work? Counterfactual Predictions in School Choice
Parag A. Pathak and Peng Shi
Journal of Econometrics, 222(1) Part A:161-195, May 2021
Categorized Priority Systems: A New Tool for Fairly Allocating Scarce Medical Resources in the Face of Profound Social Inequities
Tayfun Sönmez, Parag A. Pathak, M. Utku Ünver, Govind Persad, Robert D. Truog and Douglas B. White
CHEST Journal, 159(3), 1294-1299, March 2021
The Efficiency of Race-Neutral Alternatives to Race-Based Affirmative Action: Evidence from Chicago's Exam Schools
Glenn Ellison and Parag A. Pathak
American Economic Review, 111(3): 943-75, March 2021
The Distributional Consequences of Public School Choice
Christopher Avery and Parag A. Pathak
American Economic Review, 111(1), 129–152, January 2021
Covid-19: How to Prioritize Worse-off Populations in Allocating Safe and Effective Vaccines
Parag A. Pathak, Harald Schmidt, Tayfun Sönmez and M. Utku Ünver
British Medical Journal, 371, m3795, October 2020
Improving Ventilator Rationing Through Collaboration with Experts on Resource Allocation
Parag A. Pathak, Tayfun Sönmez and M. Utku Ünver
JAMA Network Open, 3(6), e2012838, June 2020
Explicit vs. Statistical Targeting in Affirmative Action: Theory and Evidence from Chicago's Exam Schools
Umut Dur, Parag A. Pathak and Tayfun Sönmez
Journal of Economic Theory, Vol. 187, 104996, May 2020
Do Parents Value School Effectiveness?
Atila Abdulkadiroğlu, Parag A. Pathak, Jonathan Schellenberg and Christopher Walters
American Economic Review, 110(5), 1502-1539, May 2020
Efficiency, Justified Envy, and Incentives in Prioritized Matching
Atila Abdulkadiroğlu, Yeon-Koo Che, Parag A. Pathak, Alvin Roth and Olivier Tercieux
American Economic Review: Insights, 2(4), 425-442, December 2020
Reserve Design: Unintended Consequences and The Demise of Boston's Walk Zones
Umut Dur, Scott D. Kominers, Parag A. Pathak and Tayfun Sönmez
Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 126(6): December 2018
Free to Choose: Can School Choice Reduce Student Achievement?
Atila Abdulkadiroğlu, Parag A. Pathak and Christopher R. Walters
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 10(1): 175–206, January 2018
The Welfare Effects of Coordinated Assignment: Evidence from the New York City High School Match
Atila Abdulkadiroğlu, Nikhil Agarwal and Parag A. Pathak
American Economic Review, Vol. 107(12): 3635-89, December 2017
Research Design Meets Market Design: Using Centralized Assignment For Impact Evaluation
Atila Abdulkadiroğlu, Joshua D. Angrist, Yusuke Narita and Parag A. Pathak
Econometrica, 85(5), 1373-1432, September 2017
Conflicts of Interest and Steering in Residential Brokerage
Panle Jia Barwick, Parag A. Pathak and Maisy Wong
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 9(3), 191-222, July 2017
Leveraging Lotteries for School Value-Added: Testing and Estimation
Joshua D. Angrist, Peter D. Hull, Parag A. Pathak and Christopher R. Walters
The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 132(2), 871–919, May 2017
Charters without Lotteries: Testing Takeovers in New Orleans and Boston
Atila Abdulkadiroğlu, Joshua D. Angrist, Peter Hull and Parag A. Pathak
American Economic Review, 106(7), 1878–1920, July 2016
Stand and Deliver: Effects of Boston’s Charter High Schools on College Preparation, Entry, and Choice
Joshua D. Angrist, Sarah Cohodes, Susan Dynarski, Parag A. Pathak and Christopher Walters
Journal of Labor Economics, 34(2), 275–318, January 2016
How Individual Preferences are Aggregated in Groups: An Experimental Study [Github]
Attila Ambrus, Ben Greiner and Parag A. Pathak
Journal of Public Economics, 129(C), 1-13, September 2015
The Costs of Free Entry: An Empirical Study of Real Estate Agents in Greater Boston
Panle Jia and Parag A. Pathak
RAND Journal of Economics, 46(1), 103-145, March 2015
Housing Market Spillovers: Evidence from the End of Rent Control in Cambridge, Massachusetts
David H. Autor, Christopher J. Palmer and Parag A. Pathak
Journal of Political Economy, 122(3), 661–717, June 2014
The Elite Illusion: Achievement Effects at Boston and New York Exam Schools
Atila Abdulkadiroğlu, Joshua D. Angrist and Parag A. Pathak
Econometrica, Vol. 81(1): 137-196, July 2011
Matching with Couples: Stability and Incentives in Large Markets
Fuhito Kojima, Parag A. Pathak and Alvin E. Roth
The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 128(4), 1585-1632, October 2013
Explaining Charter School Effectiveness
Joshua D. Angrist, Parag A. Pathak and Christopher Walters
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 5(4), 1-27, October 2013
School Admissions Reform in Chicago and England: Comparing Mechanisms by their Vulnerability to Manipulation
Parag A. Pathak and Tayfun Sönmez
American Economic Review, 103(1), 80-106, February 2013
The Market for Borrowing Corporate Bonds
Paul Asquith, Andrea Au, Thomas Covert and Parag A. Pathak
Journal of Financial Economics, 107(1), 155-182, January 2013
Who Benefits from KIPP?
Joshua D. Angrist, Susan M. Dynarski, Thomas J. Kane, Parag A. Pathak and Christopher R. Walters
Journal of policy Analysis and Management, Vol. 31(4): 837-860, May 2011
Forced Sales and House Prices
John Campbell, Stefano Giglio and Parag A. Pathak
American Economic Review, 101(5), 2108-2131, August 2011
Accountability and Flexibility in Public Schools: Evidence from Boston's Charters and Pilots
Atila Abdulkadiroglu, Joshua D. Angrist, Susan Dynarski, Thomas J. Kane and Parag A. Pathak
Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol 126(2): 699-748, November 2009
Cooperation over Finite Horizons: A Theory and Experiments
Attila Ambrus and Parag A. Pathak
Journal of Public Economics, 95(1-2), 500-512, August 2011
Lotteries in Student Assignment: An Equivalence Result
Parag A. Pathak and Jay Sethuraman
Theoretical Economics, 6(1), 1-17, January 2011
Unobserved Punishment Supports Cooperation [Github]
Drew Fudenberg and Parag A. Pathak
Journal of Public Economics, 94(1-2), 78-86, February 2010
Strategyproofness versus Efficiency in Matching with Indifferences: Redesigning the NYC High School Match
Atila Abdulkadiroğlu, Parag A. Pathak and Alvin E. Roth
American Economic Review, 99(5), 1954-1978, December 2009
Incentives and Stability in Large Two Sided Matching Markets
Fuhito Kojima and Parag A. Pathak
American Economic Review, 99(3), 608-627, June 2009
Leveling the Playing Field: Sincere and Sophisticated Players in the Boston Mechanism
Parag A. Pathak and Tayfun Sönmez
American Economic Review, 98(4), 1636-52, September 2008

Other Publications

Fair Access to Scarce Medical Capacity for Non-Covid-19 Patients: A Role for Reserves
Govind Persad, Parag A. Pathak, Tayfun Sönmez and M. Utku Ünver
British Medical Journal, 376:o276, 2022
Regression Discontinuity in Serial Dictatorship: Achievement Effects at Chicago’s Exam Schools
Atila Abdulkadiroğlu, Joshua D. Angrist, Yusuke Narita and Parag A. Pathak
American Economic Review, 107(5), 240-245, May 2017
Missing "One-Offs" in High School Choice in New York City
Christopher Avery and Parag A. Pathak
In More Equal by Design: Economic Design Responses to Inequality, Oxford University Press, July 2017
What Really Matters in Designing School Choice Mechanisms
Parag A. Pathak
In Advances in Economics and Econometrics, 11th World Congress of the Econometric Society, January 2016
Interpreting Tests of School VAM Validity
Joshua D. Angrist, Peter Hull, Parag A. Pathak and Christopher Walters
American Economic Association Papers and Proceedings, 106(5), 388–392, May 2016
The Mechanism Design Approach to Student Assignment
Parag A. Pathak
Annual Review of Economics, 3(1), 513-536, January 2011
Inputs and Impacts in Charter Schools: KIPP Lynn
Joshua D. Angrist, Susan Dynarski, Thomas Kane, Parag A. Pathak and Christopher R. Walters
The American Economic Association Papers and Proceedings, 100(2), 239-243, May 2010
The Impact of Commissions on Home Sales in Greater Boston
Panle Jia and Parag A. Pathak
American Economic Association Papers and Proceedings, 100(2), May 2010
The Dynamics of Open-Source Contributors
Josh Lerner, Parag A. Pathak and Jean Tirole
American Economic Association Papers and Proceedings, 96(2), 114-118, May 2006
The Boston Public School Match
Atila Abdulkadiroğlu, Parag A. Pathak, Alvin E. Roth and Tayfun Sönmez
American Economic Association Papers and Proceedings, 95(2), 368-371, May 2005
The New York City High School Match
Atila Abdulkadiroğlu, Parag A. Pathak and Alvin E. Roth
American Economic Association Papers and Proceedings, 95(2), 364-367, May 2005