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Student Performance may not Improve when Universities are Choosier

Carmen Aina (), Lorenzo Cappellari and Marco Francesconi ()

No 3264, CESifo Working Paper Series from CESifo

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.

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)
Date: 2010
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