Student Performance may not Improve when Universities are Choosier
Carmen Aina (),
Lorenzo Cappellari and
Marco Francesconi ()
No 3264, CESifo Working Paper Series from CESifo
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.
Keywords: college student performance; college admission; institutional selectivity; difference-in-difference design (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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