Turhan study: New model could improve matches between students and schools

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Bertan TurhanRecent research by Assistant Professor Bertan Turhan develops a new model that could improve matchmaking between students and schools. The new model builds on the Gale-Shapley algorithm previously used by Noble Prize Winner Alvin Roth to find a way to more efficiently match medical school graduates with residency programs and students with public high schools in New York City. In a recent interview, Turhan told Iowa State's News Service that “There are a lot of success stories in major U.S. cities where economists and policymakers worked together to improve school choice. The algorithm we introduced builds on that and could give school groups some degree of coordination and significantly increase overall student welfare in situations where there’s a lot of competition to get into certain schools.”