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[12月1日]微观理论workshop

发布日期:2022-11-28 11:30    来源:

Test-Optional Admissions

时间:12月1日(周四)10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

地点:ZOOM会议(送邮件至hyyang@nsd.pku.edu.cn 获取线上会议号和密码)

主讲人Alexander Frankel (Professor, University of Chicago)

主持老师:吴泽南,石凡奇(经院);胡岠(国发院)

参与老师:胡涛,吴泽南,石凡奇(经院);汪浩,胡岠(国发院);翁翕(光华)

摘要:The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the trend of many colleges moving to test-optional, and in some cases test-blind, admissions policies. A frequent claim is that not requiring standardized test scores allows a college to increase the diversity of its student body. This argument is unsatisfying: how can a college make better decisions with less information? Our paper instead argues that test-optional policies may be driven by social pressure on colleges’ admission decisions. We show that, when social pressure is important, a college can use a test-optional policy to reduce its “disagreement cost” with society and obtain a student pool the college prefers. We discuss which students either benefit from or are harmed by a test-optional policy. In an application, we study how a ban on using race in admissions may result in more colleges going test optional or test blind.

主讲人介绍:Alex Frankel is a Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a micro-economic theorist whose work focuses on information economics. Prior to working at the University of Chicago, he received his PhD from Stanford GSB.