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Preferential Treatment in College Admissions and Student Incentives. Department of Economics Finance & Accounting Working Paper N218-11

Pastine, Ivan and Pastine, Tuvana (2011) Preferential Treatment in College Admissions and Student Incentives. Department of Economics Finance & Accounting Working Paper N218-11. Working Paper. National University of Ireland Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland.

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Abstract

student body diversity. The effect of a diversify-conscious admissions policy critically depends on the design of the policy. If the admissions policy fails to incentivize students from a disadvantaged socioeconomic background it may lead to a deterioration in the intergroup score gap while failing to improve student body diversity in equilibrium.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Keywords: Affirmative Action; College Admissions; All-Pay Auction,; Contest; Tournament;
Subjects: Social Sciences > Finance
Social Sciences > Economics
Item ID: 2741
Depositing User: Tuvana Pastine
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2011 15:29
Publisher: National University of Ireland Maynooth
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