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Title:Student performance may not improve when universities are choosier PDF Logo
Authors:Aina, Carmen
Cappellari, Lorenzo
Francesconi, Marco
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:CESifo working paper: Economics of Education 3264
Abstract:We use unique administrative data from a leading Italian University to estimate whether the use of admission tests and conditional progression schemes are effective strategies to select high-performing students. Previous work has mainly focused on the effect of selectivity policies on widening university access by individuals from ethnic minorities and disadvantaged background.
Subjects:college student performance
college admission
institutional selectivity
difference-in-difference design
JEL:I21
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:CESifo Working Papers, CESifo Group Munich

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