The innovative refugee matching system proposed by Will Jones and Alex Teytelboym has been gaining more attention. This weekend, Tim Harford wrote for FT Magazine on the benefits of such a system. He writes that while most discussions are focusing on how many refugees rich countries should accept, there are other questions to consider. To which country should a refugee or refugee family go, or to which area within a country?
As Harford comments, “this is a classic matching problem… In each case, we can get a better match through a matching mechanism.” And while no perfect mechanism exists for matching refugees to communities, “simple systems exist, or could be developed, that should make the process more efficient, stable and dignified.”
Read the article ‘The refugee crisis – match us if you can’ here >>