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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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  • Pascal Courty & Mario Pagliero, 2009. "Frictional Matching: Evidence from Law School Admission," Economics Working Papers ECO2009/25, European University Institute.
  • Handle: RePEc:eui:euiwps:eco2009/25
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    1. Robert Shimer & Lones Smith, 2000. "Assortative Matching and Search," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 68(2), pages 343-370, March.
    2. Becker, Gary S, 1973. "A Theory of Marriage: Part I," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 81(4), pages 813-846, July-Aug..
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    Keywords

    College admission; frictional matching; assortative matching; student portfolio; school standard;

    JEL classification:

    • D02 - Microeconomics - - General - - - Institutions: Design, Formation, Operations, and Impact
    • C78 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Bargaining Theory; Matching Theory

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