Pastine, Tuvana and Pastine, Ivan
Preferential Treatment in College Admissions and Student Incentives.
This paper examines student incentives when faced with a college admissions policy which pursues
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.
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