Replication data for: The Big Sort: College Reputation and Labor Market Outcomes

W. Bentley MacLeod, Evan Riehl, Miguel Urquiola & Juan E. Saavedra
We explore how college reputation affects the \"big sort,\" the process by which students choose colleges and find their first jobs. We incorporate a simple definition of college reputation—graduates' mean admission scores—into a competitive labor market model. This generates a clear prediction: if employers use reputation to set wages, then the introduction of a new measure of individual skill will decrease the return to reputation. Administrative data and a natural experiment from the country of...
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