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Grade Inflation and Stunted Effort in a Curved Economics Course

@inproceedings{Garivaltis2021GradeIA,
  title={Grade Inflation and Stunted Effort in a Curved Economics Course},
  author={Alex Garivaltis},
  year={2021}
}
To protect his teaching evaluations, an economics professor uses the following exam curve: if the class average falls below a known target,m, then all students will receive an equal number of free points so as to bring the mean up tom. If the average is abovem then there is no curve; curved grades above 100%will never be truncated to 100% in the gradebook. The n students in the course all haveCobb-Douglas preferences over the grade-leisure plane; effort corresponds exactly to earned (uncurved… Expand

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