March 1, 2010
Solving the Mystery of Matriculation Decisions
Enrollment officials often gripe that their success is determined by the decisions of 17-year-olds. But what, exactly, influences those decisions?
Three researchers probed that question in a new working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. The result, "Students Choosing Colleges: Understanding the Matriculation Decision at a Highly Selective Private Institution," is an econometric analysis