Telling the Truth May Not Pay Off: An Empirical Study of Centralized University Admissions in Germany

dc.contributor.authorBraun, Sebastian
dc.contributor.authorDwenger, Nadja
dc.contributor.authorKübler, Dorothea
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-01T08:02:06Z
dc.date.available2018-10-01T08:02:06Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.descriptionDieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich.de
dc.descriptionThis publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.en
dc.description.abstractMatching university places to students is not as clear cut or as straightforward as it ought to be. By investigating the matching algorithm used by the German central clearinghouse for university admissions in medicine and related subjects, we show that a procedure designed to give an advantage to students with excellent school grades actually harms them. The reason is that the three-step process employed by the clearinghouse is a complicated mechanism in which many students fail to grasp the strategic aspects involved. The mechanism is based on quotas and consists of three procedures that are administered sequentially, one for each quota. Using the complete data set of the central clearinghouse, we show that the matching can be improved for around 20% of the excellent students while making a relatively small percentage of all other students worse off.en
dc.description.sponsorshipDFG, SFB 649, Ökonomisches Risikoen
dc.identifier.eissn1935-1682
dc.identifier.urihttps://depositonce.tu-berlin.de//handle/11303/8230
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-7381
dc.language.isoen
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
dc.subject.ddc370 Bildung und Erziehungde
dc.subject.ddc330 Wirtschaftde
dc.subject.othermatchingen
dc.subject.otheruniversity admissionsen
dc.subject.otherstrategic behavioren
dc.titleTelling the Truth May Not Pay Off: An Empirical Study of Centralized University Admissions in Germanyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.articlenumber22
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.doi10.2202/1935-1682.2294
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.issue1
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.journaltitleThe B.E. journal of economic analysis & policyen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublishernameDe Gruyteren
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublisherplaceBerlinen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.volume10
tub.accessrights.dnbdomain
tub.affiliationFak. 7 Wirtschaft und Managementde
tub.affiliation.facultyFak. 7 Wirtschaft und Managementde
tub.publisher.universityorinstitutionTechnische Universität Berlinde
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