Two Oxford academics, Will Jones of the Refugee Studies Centre and Alexander Teytelboym of the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, are trying to persuade governments to use “matching markets” in tackling the refugee crisis. Matching market are designed in order to resolve a variety of complex economic problems, such as the assignment of children to schools and living donor kidney exchange. Jones and Teytelboym think these tools could be used to assign refugees with different needs to local authorities with different capacities in the UK and around the world.

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