Acyclic priority profiles in school choice: Characterizations

Siwei Chen, Eun Jeong Heo

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In school choice problems, a list of restrictions have been imposed on priorities to achieve desirable properties of rules. However, it is difficult to verify these “acyclicity” conditions and identify the structure of the restricted priority profiles. To improve visibility and verifiability, we provide characterizations of these conditions. We also present the logical relations among the conditions by using our characterizations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-30
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Mathematical Economics
StatePublished - Jan 2021


  • Acyclicity
  • Priority profile
  • School choice problem

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