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Frictional Matching: Evidence from Law School Admission

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  • Pascal Courty
  • Mario Pagliero

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We measure friction in the matching of students and law schools as the number of unnecessary student applications and school admissions that have to be undertaken per actual matriculation. We show that friction increases with student and school attractiveness, but decreases for top schools and students. We discuss connections with the literature on frictional matching.

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Paper provided by Collegio Carlo Alberto in its series Carlo Alberto Notebooks with number 113.

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Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: 2009
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Handle: RePEc:cca:wpaper:113

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Keywords: college admission; frictional matching; assortative matching; student portfolio; school standard;

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  1. Shimer, R. & Smith, L., 1997. "Assortative Matching and Search," Working papers 97-2b, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Economics.
  2. Becker, Gary S, 1973. "A Theory of Marriage: Part I," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 81(4), pages 813-46, July-Aug..
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