NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Playing the Admissions Game: Student Reactions to Increasing College Competition

John Bound, Brad Hershbein, Bridget Terry Long

NBER Working Paper No. 15272
Issued in August 2009

---- Acknowledgements -----

We are grateful to Arline Geronimus, Dan Silverman and Sarah Turner for helpful discussions; to Jesse Rothstein, DeForest McDuff and Amanda Pallais for providing tabulations from SAT and ACT data on score sending behavior, and Sarah Turner for providing tabulations of the Survey of Earned Doctorates. This work was started while Bound was a fellow at that Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Science, Stanford University. 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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