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Student Incentives and Diversity in College Admissions

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  • Ivan Pastine

    (University College Dublin)

  • Tuvana Pastine

    (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)

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.

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Paper provided by School Of Economics, University College Dublin in its series Working Papers with number 200911.

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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: 25 Aug 2009
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Handle: RePEc:ucn:wpaper:200911

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Keywords: Affirmative Action; College Admissions; All-Pay Auction; Contest; Tournament;

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  1. Ivan Pastine & Tuvana Pastine, 2010. "Politician preferences, law-abiding lobbyists and caps on political contributions," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 145(1), pages 81-101, October.

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