Preferences, Selection, and Value Added: A Structural Approach Applied to Turkish Exam High Schools

63 Pages Posted: 9 Jul 2013

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S. Pelin Akyol

Pennsylvania State University

Verónica Frisancho

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Kala Krishna

Pennsylvania State University - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Cemile Sahin

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: June 30, 2013

Abstract

What do applicants care about when choosing a school in Turkey? Are their preferences vertical or horizontal? Which school attributes seem to matter? Do selective schools con-tribute to their students’ success, or is their performance attributable to the higher ability of the students they accept? By taking a structural approach we answer all these questions in one go. We find that students seem to infer quality from past performance in the University entrance exam. There also seems to be a consumption value of attending elite schools and schools add very different value and this is unrelated to their selectivity.

JEL Classification: I200, I210

Suggested Citation

Akyol, S. Pelin and Frisancho, Veronica and Krishna, Kala and Sahin, Cemile, Preferences, Selection, and Value Added: A Structural Approach Applied to Turkish Exam High Schools (June 30, 2013). CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4302, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2290919

S. Pelin Akyol

Pennsylvania State University

University Park
State College, PA 16802
United States

Veronica Frisancho

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) ( email )

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Kala Krishna (Contact Author)

Pennsylvania State University - Department of Economics ( email )

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Cemile Sahin

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