ERIC Number: EJ1167804
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
The Economics of Online Dating: A Course in Economic Modeling
Monaco, Andrew J.
Journal of Economic Education, v49 n1 p46-58 2018
The author discusses the development of a unique course, The Economics of Online Dating. The course is an upper-level undergraduate course that combines intensive discussion, peer review, and economic theory to teach modeling skills to undergraduates. The course uses the framework of "online dating," interpreted broadly, as a point of entry, via Paul Oyer's popular economics book "Everything I Ever Needed to Know about Economics I Learned from Online Dating." The author then explores an approach to teaching students how to not just "solve models," but to "create" economic models from abstract ideas. This approach to teaching modeling is supported by Albert Bandura's work on self-efficacy as a bedrock pedagogical principle.
Descriptors: Dating (Social), Economics, Undergraduate Study, Economics Education, Theories, Computer Mediated Communication, Web Sites, Models, Self Efficacy, Microeconomics, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Student Evaluation, Course Evaluation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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