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Article: A signaling theory of grade inflation

TitleA signaling theory of grade inflation
Authors
Issue Date2007
PublisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0020-6598
Citation
International Economic Review, 2007, v. 48 n. 3, p. 1065-1090 How to Cite?
AbstractWhen employers cannot tell whether a school truly has many good students or just gives easy grades, a school has incentives to inflate grades to help its mediocre students, despite concerns about preserving the value of good grades for its good students. We construct a signaling model where grades are inflated in equilibrium. The inability to commit to an honest grading policy reduces the efficiency of job assignment and hurts a school. Grade inflation by one school makes it easier for another school to do likewise, thus providing a channel to make grade exaggeration contagious. © 2007 by the Economics Department Of The University Of Pennsylvania And Osaka University Institute Of Social And Economic Research Association.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/85616
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.29
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.153
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dc.contributor.authorLi, Hen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWing, Sen_HK
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dc.description.abstractWhen employers cannot tell whether a school truly has many good students or just gives easy grades, a school has incentives to inflate grades to help its mediocre students, despite concerns about preserving the value of good grades for its good students. We construct a signaling model where grades are inflated in equilibrium. The inability to commit to an honest grading policy reduces the efficiency of job assignment and hurts a school. Grade inflation by one school makes it easier for another school to do likewise, thus providing a channel to make grade exaggeration contagious. © 2007 by the Economics Department Of The University Of Pennsylvania And Osaka University Institute Of Social And Economic Research Association.en_HK
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