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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Diffusion of Common Application Membership and Admissions Outcomes at American Colleges and Universities

Albert Yung-Hsu Liu, Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Jesenka Mrdjenovic

NBER Working Paper No. 13175
Issued in June 2007

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We thank Rob Killion and Judy Whitman at The Common Application, Renee Gernand at the College Board and Mary Miller at the U.S Department of Education for sharing their data with us, and Genie Birman and Mariya Kupershmidt for research assistance. We are grateful for comments from Bradley Curs, Ofer Malamud, and conference participants at the American Educational Finance Association and Society of Labor Economists meetings. Our research was financed by grants to the Cornell Higher Education Research Institute from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Atlantic Philanthropies (USA) Inc. and the TIAA-CREF Institute and we thank each of them for their support. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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