Publications

Refereed Journal Publications

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Reserve System Design for Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources in a Pandemic: Some Perspectives from the Field

Forthcoming, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 38(4)
Parag A. Pathak, Govind Persad, Tayfun Sönmez and M. Utku Ünver
October 2022
QJOE

The Long-Term Effects of Universal Preschool in Boston

Conditionally accepted, The Quarterly Journal of Economics
Guthrie Gray-Lobe, Parag A. Pathak and Christopher R. Walters
May 2022

Credible School Value-Added with Undersubscribed School Lotteries

Forthcoming, Review of Economics and Statistics
Joshua Angrist, Peter Hull, Parag A. Pathak and Christopher R. Walters
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Reversing Reserves

Forthcoming, Management Science
Parag A. Pathak, Alex Rees-Jones and Tayfun Sönmez
April 2022
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A Multi-Center Weighted Lottery To Equitably Allocate Scarce COVID-19 Therapeutics

Forthcoming, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
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
May 2022
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Deduction Dilemmas: The Taiwan Assignment Mechanism

American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 14(1), 164-185
Parag A. Pathak, Fei Song, Tayfun Sönmez and Umut M. Dur
February 2022
Econometrica

Breaking Ties: Regression Discontinuity Design Meets Market Design

Econometrica, 90(1), 117-151.
Atila Abdulkadiroğlu, Joshua D. Angrist, Yusuke Narita and Parag A. Pathak
January 2022

Reserve Systems for Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic

CHEST Journal, 160(4), 1572-1575
Parag A. Pathak, Tayfun Sönmez and M. Utku Ünver
October 2021

A Novel Approach to Equitable Distribution of Scarce Therapeutics

CHEST Journal, 160(6), 2324-2331
Emily Rubin, Scott L Dryden-Peterson, Sarah P Hammond, Inga Lennes, Alyssa R Letourneau, Parag A. Pathak, Tayfun Sönmez and M. Utku Ünver
December 2021

Categorized Priority Systems: A New Tool for Fairly Allocating Scarce Medical Resources in the Face of Profound Social Inequities

CHEST Journal, 159(3), 1294-1299
Tayfun Sönmez, Parag A. Pathak, M. Utku Ünver, Govind Persad, Robert D. Truog and Douglas B. White
March 2021

How Well do Structural Demand Models Work? Counterfactual Predictions in School Choice

Journal of Econometrics, 222(1) Part A:161-195
Parag A. Pathak and Peng Shi
May 2021
AER

The Distributional Consequences of Public School Choice

American Economic Review, 111(1), 129–152
Christopher Avery and Parag A. Pathak
January 2021

Covid-19: How to Prioritize Worse-off Populations in Allocating Safe and Effective Vaccines

British Medical Journal, 371, m3795
Parag A. Pathak, Harald Schmidt, Tayfun Sönmez and M. Utku Ünver
October 2020

Improving Ventilator Rationing Through Collaboration with Experts on Resource Allocation

JAMA Network Open, 3(6), e2012838
Parag A. Pathak, Tayfun Sönmez and M. Utku Ünver
June 2020

Explicit vs. Statistical Targeting in Affirmative Action: Theory and Evidence from Chicago's Exam Schools

Journal of Economic Theory
Umut Dur, Parag A. Pathak and Tayfun Sönmez
May 2020
AER

Do Parents Value School Effectiveness?

American Economic Review, 110(5), 1502-1539
Atila Abdulkadiroğlu, Parag A. Pathak, Jonathan Schellenberg and Christopher Walters
May 2020
AER

Efficiency, Justified Envy, and Incentives in Prioritized Matching

American Economic Review: Insights, 2(4), 425-442
Atila Abdulkadiroğlu, Yeon-Koo Che, Parag A. Pathak, Alvin Roth and Olivier Tercieux
December 2020

Reserve Design: Unintended Consequences and The Demise of Boston's Walk Zones

Journal of Political Economy, 126(6)
Umut Dur, Scott D. Kominers, Parag A. Pathak and Tayfun Sönmez
December 2018

Free to Choose: Can School Choice Reduce Student Achievement?

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 10(1), 175–206
Atila Abdulkadiroğlu, Parag A. Pathak and Christopher R. Walters
January 2018
Industrial Organization, Market Design

The Welfare Effects of Coordinated Assignment: Evidence from the New York City High School Match

American Economic Review
Atila Abdulkadiroğlu, Nikhil Agarwal and Parag A. Pathak
December 2017
Econometrica

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Online Appendix

Research Design Meets Market Design: Using Centralized Assignment For Impact Evaluation

Econometrica, 85(5), 1373-1432
Atila Abdulkadiroğlu, Joshua D. Angrist, Yusuke Narita and Parag A. Pathak
September 2017

Conflicts of Interest and Steering in Residential Brokerage

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 9(3), 191-222
Panle Jia Barwick, Parag A. Pathak and Maisy Wong
July 2017
QJOE

Leveraging Lotteries for School Value-Added: Testing and Estimation

The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 132(2), 871–919
Joshua D. Angrist, Peter D. Hull, Parag A. Pathak and Christopher R. Walters
May 2017
the american economic review

Charters without Lotteries: Testing Takeovers in New Orleans and Boston

American Economic Review, 106(7), 1878–1920
Atila Abdulkadiroğlu, Joshua D. Angrist, Peter Hull and Parag A. Pathak
July 2016

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Web Appendix

Stand and Deliver: Effects of Boston’s Charter High Schools on College Preparation, Entry, and Choice

Journal of Labor Economics, 34(2), 275–318
Joshua D. Angrist, Sarah Cohodes, Susan Dynarski, Parag A. Pathak and Christopher Walters
January 2016

How Individual Preferences are Aggregated in Groups: An Experimental Study

Journal of Public Economics, 129(C), 1-13
Attila Ambrus, Ben Greiner and Parag A. Pathak
September 2015

The Costs of Free Entry: An Empirical Study of Real Estate Agents in Greater Boston

RAND Journal of Economics, 46(1), 103-145
Panle Jia and Parag A. Pathak
March 2015
JPE

Housing Market Spillovers: Evidence from the End of Rent Control in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Journal of Political Economy, 122(3), 661–717.
David H. Autor, Christopher J. Palmer and Parag A. Pathak
June 2014

The Elite Illusion: Achievement Effects at Boston and New York Exam Schools

Atila Abdulkadiroğlu, Joshua D. Angrist and Parag A. Pathak
July 2011

Matching with Couples: Stability and Incentives in Large Markets

The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 128(4), 1585-1632
Fuhito Kojima, Parag A. Pathak and Alvin E. Roth
October 2013

Explaining Charter School Effectiveness

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 5(4), 1-27
Joshua D. Angrist, Parag A. Pathak and Christopher Walters
October 2013

School Admissions Reform in Chicago and England: Comparing Mechanisms by their Vulnerability to Manipulation

American Economic Review, 103(1), 80-106
Parag A. Pathak and Tayfun Sönmez
February 2013

The Market for Borrowing Corporate Bonds

Journal of Financial Economics, 107(1), 155-182
Paul Asquith, Andrea Au, Thomas Covert and Parag A. Pathak
January 2013

Who Benefits from KIPP?

Joshua D. Angrist, Susan M. Dynarski, Thomas J. Kane, Parag A. Pathak and Christopher R. Walters
May 2011
AER

Forced Sales and House Prices

American Economic Review, 101(5), 2108-2131
John Campbell, Stefano Giglio and Parag A. Pathak
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
November 2009

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Appendix

Cooperation over Finite Horizons: A Theory and Experiments

Journal of Public Economics, 95(1-2), 500-512
Attila Ambrus and Parag A. Pathak
August 2011

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Older version

Lotteries in Student Assignment: An Equivalence Result

Theoretical Economics, 6(1), 1-17
Parag A. Pathak and Jay Sethuraman
January 2011

Unobserved Punishment Supports Cooperation

Journal of Public Economics, 94(1-2), 78-86
Drew Fudenberg and Parag A. Pathak
February 2010

Strategyproofness versus Efficiency in Matching with Indifferences: Redesigning the NYC High School Match

American Economic Review, 99(5), 1954-1978
Atila Abdulkadiroğlu, Parag A. Pathak and Alvin E. Roth
December 2009
AER

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Appendix

Incentives and Stability in Large Two Sided Matching Markets

American Economic Review, 99(3), 608-627
Fuhito Kojima and Parag A. Pathak
June 2009
AER

Leveling the Playing Field: Sincere and Sophisticated Players in the Boston Mechanism

American Economic Review, 98(4), 1636-52
Parag A. Pathak and Tayfun Sönmez
September 2008

Short Interest, Institutional Ownership, and Stock Returns

Journal of Financial Economics, 78(2), 243-276
Paul Asquith, Parag A. Pathak and Jay Ritter
November 2005

Other Publications

AER

Regression Discontinuity in Serial Dictatorship: Achievement Effects at Chicago’s Exam Schools

American Economic Review, 107(5), 240-245
Atila Abdulkadiroğlu, Joshua D. Angrist, Yusuke Narita and Parag A. Pathak
May 2017

Missing "One-Offs" in High School Choice in New York City

In More Equal by Design: Economic Design Responses to Inequality, Oxford University Press
Christopher Avery and Parag A. Pathak
July 2017

What Really Matters in Designing School Choice Mechanisms

In Advances in Economics and Econometrics, 11th World Congress of the Econometric Society
Parag A. Pathak
January 2016

Interpreting Tests of School VAM Validity

American Economic Association Papers and Proceedings, 106(5), 388–392
Joshua D. Angrist, Peter Hull, Parag A. Pathak and Christopher Walters
May 2016

The Mechanism Design Approach to Student Assignment

Annual Review of Economics, 3(1), 513-536
Parag A. Pathak
January 2011

Inputs and Impacts in Charter Schools: KIPP Lynn

The American Economic Association Papers and Proceedings, 100(2), 239-243
Joshua D. Angrist, Susan Dynarski, Thomas Kane, Parag A. Pathak and Christopher R. Walters
May 2010

The Impact of Commissions on Home Sales in Greater Boston

American Economic Association Papers and Proceedings, 100(2)
Panle Jia and Parag A. Pathak
May 2010

The Dynamics of Open-Source Contributors

American Economic Association Papers and Proceedings, 96(2), 114-118
Josh Lerner, Parag A. Pathak and Jean Tirole
May 2006

The Boston Public School Match

American Economic Association Papers and Proceedings, 95(2), 368-371
Atila Abdulkadiroğlu, Parag A. Pathak, Alvin E. Roth and Tayfun Sönmez
May 2005

The New York City High School Match

American Economic Association Papers and Proceedings, 95(2), 364-367
Atila Abdulkadiroğlu, Parag A. Pathak and Alvin E. Roth
May 2005