Student allocation in Vienna’s schools

Location: livestream Starting on 13 January 2021 at 18:00 WU matters. WU talks.
Type Lecture / discussion
LanguageLecture in English, Discussion in German
Organizer WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) Marketing & Communications

The status quo and the need for reform

This event is organized by the Department of Strategy and Innovation.

When it comes to choosing the right elementary school, a number of factors besides the school’s location can play a role, including how likely it is to even get a place in the chosen school. For this reason, many parents plan their registration strategically. What are the current system’s weaknesses, and what possible approaches could be taken to fix them? Nobel laureate Alvin E. Roth gives us an insight into the design of the computer algorithms used to distribute kids to schools fairly in many cities around the world.


Alvin E. Roth, Winner of the Nobel Prize 2012, Professor of Economics, Stanford University

Anita Zednik, Assistant Professor, Institute for Markets and Strategy, WU


Heinrich Himmer,Head of the Vienna Board of Education

Christiane Spiel, Professor of Educational Psychology and Evaluation, University of Vienna

Christoph Wiederkehr, Executive City Councillor for Education, Youth, Integration and Transparency

Anita Zednik, Assistant Professor, Institute for Markets and Strategy, WU


Ben Greiner, Professor of Empirical Business Research, WU


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Anita Zednik & Ben Greiner


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