Frictional Matching: Evidence from Law School Admission
AbstractWe 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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Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: 2009
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college admission; frictional matching; assortative matching; student portfolio; school standard;
Other versions of this item:
- Courty, Pascal & Pagliero, Mario, 2010. "Frictional matching: Evidence from law school admission," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 108(2), pages 208-211, August.
- Pascal Courty & Mario Pagliero, 2009. "Frictional Matching: Evidence from Law School Admission," Economics Working Papers ECO2009/25, European University Institute.
- D02 - Microeconomics - - General - - - Institutions: Design, Formation, and Operations
- C78 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Bargaining Theory; Matching Theory
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2009-07-17 (All new papers)
- NEP-EDU-2009-07-17 (Education)
- NEP-GTH-2009-07-17 (Game Theory)
- NEP-LAB-2009-07-17 (Labour Economics)
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