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Endogenous effects of midterm grades and evaluations: a simultaneous framework

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  • Tin-chun Lin

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    (Indiana University - Northwest)

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    In this paper, we estimated the link between overall evaluations and grades in a simultaneous framework. We adopted midterm grades rather than expected grades as a proxy for final grades, which is innovative in studies of this issue. In doing so, we found a positive and significant relationship between overall evaluations and midterm grades, which implies that students rate their professors primarily based on their midterm achievement.

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    Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

    Volume (Year): 29 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 1731-1742

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    Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-09-00396

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    1. Paul Isely & Harinder Singh, 2005. "Do Higher Grades Lead to Favorable Student Evaluations?," The Journal of Economic Education, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 36(1), pages 29-42, January.
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    1. Tin-chun Lin, 2009. "Implications of grade inflation: knowledge illusion and economic inefficiency in the knowledge market," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 29(3), pages 2314-2324.

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