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The Relation Between A University's Football Team Record And The Size Of Its Application Pool


  • Robert G. Murphy

    (Department of Economics, Boston College)

  • Gregory A. Trandel

    (University Of Georgia)


We show that the winning record of a university's football team is positively (and statistically significant) related to the number of the applications for admittance received by that university. Our parameter estimates indicate that an increase in winning percentage from .500 to .750 tends to produce a 1.4% increase in applicants in the following year.

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  • Robert G. Murphy & Gregory A. Trandel, 1993. "The Relation Between A University's Football Team Record And The Size Of Its Application Pool," Boston College Working Papers in Economics 225, Boston College Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:boc:bocoec:225

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    • D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
    • I20 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - General


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