Frictional Matching: Evidence from Law School Admission
Title: Frictional Matching: Evidence from Law School Admission
Series/Number: EUI ECO; 2009/25
We measure friction in the matching of students and law schools as the number of unnecessary student applications and school admissions that have to be undertaken per actual matriculation. We show that friction increases with student and school attractiveness, but decreases for top schools and students. We discuss connections with the literature on frictional matching.
Subject: College admission; frictional matching; assortative matching; student portfolio; school standard; D02; C78
Type of Access: openAccess