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    Preferential Treatment in College Admissions and Student Incentives


    Pastine, Tuvana and Pastine, Ivan (2011) Preferential Treatment in College Admissions and Student Incentives. Working Paper. NUI Maynooth. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    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.

    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Keywords: Affirmative Action; College Admissions; All-Pay Auction; Contest; Tournament;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Finance and Accounting
    Item ID: 2824
    Identification Number: N218-11
    Depositing User: Ms Sandra Doherty
    Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2011 11:45
    Publisher: NUI Maynooth
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