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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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," Carlo Alberto Notebooks 113, Collegio Carlo Alberto.
- D02 - Microeconomics - - General - - - Institutions: Design, Formation, and Operations
- C78 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Bargaining Theory; Matching Theory
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