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Improving Refugee Resettlement: A New Approach for Matching Preferences

Matching Mechanisms for Refugee Resettlement

The existing refugee resettlement processes don’t consider the preferences of refugees or the needs of the host communities. Researchers have introduced a new method that factors in various aspects, like the sizes of refugee families and community capacities. They’ve developed multiple mechanisms and concepts to enhance the refugee resettlement process, ensuring a better match between refugees and host communities, encouraging refugees to express their preferences, and respecting the communities’ priorities.

Delacr├ętaz, David, Scott Duke Kominers, and Alexander Teytelboym. 2023. “Matching Mechanisms for Refugee Resettlement.” American Economic Review, 113 (10): 2689-2717.

https://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/aer.20210096

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