Date: Friday, April 16, 2021 13:30 to 15:00
＊This seminar will be held at Zoom Meeting.
Please contact 【 rmikami(a)iss.u-tokyo.ac.jp 】in advance, if you want to participate in the meeting.
Katsuya Takii, Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University
Title: “How can a college’s admissions policies help produce future business leaders?”
This paper examines the long run impacts of expanding the range of subjects in higher education admission examinations using a historical event, the reform of Japanese entrance examinations in 1979. Our results show that degree programs that are forced to increase the number of subjects increases the probability of graduates being appointed onto the board of directors of publicly traded companies despite reducing the measured average intellectual ability of students in the program. This suggests that by broadening the range of subjects, colleges can select students who can master a wide range of knowledge and transform them into future business leaders. Abstract:Katsuya Takii