Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/71309
Authors: 
Pastine, Ivan
Pastine, Tuvana
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper Series, UCD Centre for Economic Research 09/11
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.
Subjects: 
Affirmative action
College admissions
All-pay auction
Contest
Tournament
JEL: 
H0
J7
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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