NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Determinants of Mismatch Between Students and Colleges

Eleanor Wiske Dillon, Jeffrey Andrew Smith

NBER Working Paper No. 19286
Issued in August 2013

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Dan Black, Sue Dynarski, Caroline Hoxby, Bill Johnson, Mike McPherson, Sarah Turner, and Ophira Vishkin for valuable comments. We also benefitted from comments received at seminars at Arizona, Carlos III / CEMFI, CESifo, Cornell, Georgia State, Miami, Michigan (CIERS), Michigan State, Rochester, St. Gallen, Syracuse, Toronto, UC-Irvine, Virginia, and ZEW, and from participants at the NBER Summer Institute and a session at the PAA meetings. This research was supported by NSF #0915467. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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