Reducing Frictions in College Admissions: Evidence from the Common Application

@article{Knight2019ReducingFI,
  title={Reducing Frictions in College Admissions: Evidence from the Common Application},
  author={B. Knight and N. Schiff},
  journal={Political Economy - Development: Public Service Delivery eJournal},
  year={2019}
}
  • B. Knight, N. Schiff
  • Published 2019
  • Psychology
  • Political Economy - Development: Public Service Delivery eJournal
  • College admissions in the U.S. is decentralized, with students applying separately to each school. This creates frictions in the college admissions process and, if substantial, might ultimately limit student choice. In this paper, we study the introduction of the Common Application (CA) platform, under which students submit a single application to all member schools, potentially reducing frictions and increasing student choice. We first document that joining the CA increases the number of… CONTINUE READING
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