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Preferential Treatment in College Admissions and Student Incentives

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  • Tuvana Pastine

    () (Department of Economics Finance and Accounting, National University of Ireland, Maynooth)

  • Ivan Pastine

    (University College Dublin)

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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  • Tuvana Pastine & Ivan Pastine, 2011. "Preferential Treatment in College Admissions and Student Incentives," Economics, Finance and Accounting Department Working Paper Series n218-11.pdf, Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting, National University of Ireland - Maynooth.
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    1. Roland Fryer & Glenn C. Loury & Tolga Yuret, 2003. "Color-Blind Affirmative Action," NBER Working Papers 10103, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Qiang Fu, 2006. "A Theory of Affirmative Action in College Admissions," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 44(3), pages 420-428, July.
    3. David Austen-Smith & Roland G. Fryer, 2005. "An Economic Analysis of "Acting White"," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 120(2), pages 551-583.
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    Keywords

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

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    • H0 - Public Economics - - General
    • J7 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination

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