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Graupe, Silja; Steffestun, Theresa – Journal of Social Science Education, 2018
Purpose: Cognitive Linguistics has repeatedly pointed out the major significance of metaphors. In particular, metaphors are highly effective in the context of political and economic discourse. We analyze the as yet ignored use of metaphors in standard economic textbooks as exemplified by Paul A. Samuelson and N. Gregory Mankiw. The following will…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Teaching Methods, Figurative Language, Teaching Experience
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Brazelton, W. Robert – Journal of Economic Education, 1977
Examines the first and ninth editions of Paul Samuelson's famous textbook, "Economics," noting substantial changes over a period of 25 years. (Author)
Descriptors: Economics, Economics Education, Higher Education, Instructional Materials
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Silberberg, Eugene – Journal of Economic Education, 1999
Observes that the envelope theorem, a fundamental tool in duality analysis, is still a puzzle to many people. Argues that the essence of a solution proposed by Paul Samuelson (1947) is also unclear to many people, but can be communicated with a simple cost diagram. Presents and explains the proposed diagram. (DSK)
Descriptors: Capital, Costs, Diagrams, Economic Research
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Samuelson, Paul A.; McGraw, Harold W., Jr.; Nordhaus, William D.; Ashenfelter, Orley; Solow, Robert M.; Fischer, Stanley – Journal of Economic Education, 1999
Provides comments by Nobel laureate Paul A. Samuelson, Harold W. McGraw Jr., William D. Nordhaus, Orley Ashenfelter, Robert M. Solow, and Stanley Fischer on Samuelson's introductory textbook "Economics," as presented at the 1998 American Economic Association meetings in Chicago (Illinois). (CMK)
Descriptors: Authors, Economic Development, Economics Education, Higher Education
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Pryor, Frederic L. – Journal of Economic Education, 2007
Immiserizing growth is a long-term phenomenon that occurs when the gain in a country's social welfare arising from economic growth is more than offset by the loss in such welfare associated with an adverse shift in the terms of trade. In one case explored many years ago by Jagdish Bhagwati, immiserizing growth occurs in a developing nation that…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Developing Nations, Social Environment, Developed Nations
Marton, Ference – 1976
Differences in levels of subject matter learning at the university level were explored to determine how a learning task is approached between those who are successful and those who are less successful. Students read a selected social science text, (Paul Samuelson's "Economics", for example), related the material learned, answered content…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation, Concept Teaching
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Samuelson, Paul A. – American Scholar, 1975
Article focused on the development of the American law school as a part of the university campus. (Author/RK)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Development, Law Schools, Lawyers
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Samuelson, Paul A. – Journal of Economic Education, 1987
This article offers a brief review of the intellectual and ideological history of economics. Devotes particular attention to the issue of how economists draw the line between science and ideological indoctrination. (JDH)
Descriptors: Change, Conferences, Economics, Economics Education
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Samuelson, Paul A. – Science, 1971
This Nobel lecture describes the development and role of maximum principles in economic research as practiced by the author. (AL)
Descriptors: Economic Research, Economics, Mathematical Models, Research Reviews (Publications)
Godfrey, Paul C., Ed.; Grasso, Edward T., Ed. – 2000
The articles in this volume, 15th in a series of monographs on service learning and the academic disciplines, show how student learning can be enhanced by joining management theory with experience and management analysis with action. Service learning prepares business students to see new dimensions of relevance in their coursework, and it provides…
Descriptors: Administration, Administrator Education, College Students, Higher Education
McKay, Veronica, Ed.; Treffgarne, Carew, Ed. – 1999
Papers in this collection address issues related to participatory approaches to assessing impact. The first section, "What Is an Impact Study and How Should We Do It?" contains: (1) "Participatory Impact Assessment" (John Shotton); (2) "Participatory Action Research as an Approach to Impact Assessment" (Victoria…
Descriptors: Action Research, Evaluation Methods, Models, Program Evaluation