Could Affirmative Action be Efficient in Higher Education?
Economics Letters, 99(3), 574- 576, June 2008
Kurt W. Rotthoff, Ph.D.
Department of Economics and Legal Studies
Many states are outlawing the use of affirmative action, which has lead to the use of inefficient measures as a substitute. I show that schools still use affirmative action in the application process because of a down-stream demand from employers.