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Beaudin, Laura; Berdiev, Aziz N.; Kaminaga, Allison Shwachman; Mirmirani, Sam; Tebaldi, Edinaldo – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
The authors describe a unique approach to enhancing student learning at the introductory economics level that utilizes a multi-section, team-based competition. The competition is structured to supplement learning throughout the entire introductory course. Student teams are presented with current economic issues, trends, or events, and use economic…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Introductory Courses, Competition, Group Activities
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Findlay, David W. – Journal of Economic Education, 2010
The author discusses several issues that instructors of introductory macroeconomics courses should consider when introducing imports in the Keynesian expenditure model. The analysis suggests that the specification of the import function should partially, if not completely, be the result of a simple discussion about the spending and import…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Macroeconomics, Expenditures, Models
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Grimes, Paul W.; Millea, Meghan J.; Woodruff, Thomas W. – Journal of Economic Education, 2004
The authors examine the relationship between students' locus of control and their evaluation of teaching in a traditional principles of economics course. Locus of control is a psychological construct that identifies an individual's beliefs about the degree of personal control that can be exercised over his or her environment. Students with an…
Descriptors: Probability, Economics Education, Metacognition, Locus of Control
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Harter, Cynthia L.; Becker, William E.; Watts, Michael – Journal of Economic Education, 2004
How much time do academic economists allocate to teaching, research, and service, and how much time do their departments want them to allocate to these pursuits? As a result of the decline in economics majors in the early 1990s, was there a change in the reward system and time allocation of academic economists toward teaching? In this study, the…
Descriptors: Surveys, Majors (Students), Universities, Teaching Methods