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Placement optimization in refugee resettlement

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Every year tens of thousands of refugees are resettled to dozens of host countries. While there is growing evidence that the initial placement of refugee families profoundly affects their lifetime outcomes, there have been few attempts to optimize resettlement decisions. We integrate machine learning and integer optimization into an innovative software tool, Annie Moore, that assists a US resettlement agency with matching refugees to their initial placements. Our software suggests optimal pla...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1287/opre.2020.2093

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Sub department:
Economics
Oxford college:
St Catherine's College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-6570-1903
Publisher:
INFORMS Publisher's website
Journal:
Operations Research Journal website
Volume:
69
Issue:
5
Pages:
1468-1486
Publication date:
2021-03-24
Acceptance date:
2020-09-21
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EISSN:
1526-5463
ISSN:
0030-364X
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1133164
Local pid:
pubs:1133164
Deposit date:
2020-09-21

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