Does a college professor’s politics affect his students’ grades?

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We study grading outcomes associated with professors in an elite university in the United States who were identified – using voter registration records from the county where the university is located – as either Republicans or Democrats. The evidence suggests that student grades are linked to the political orientation of professors: relative to their Democratic colleagues, Republican professors are associated with a less egalitarian distribution of grades and with lower grades awarded to Black students relative to Whites.

Source: “Partisan Grading” from AMERICAN ECONOMIC JOURNAL

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