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Palm-Forster, Leah H.; Duke, Joshua M. – Journal of Economic Education, 2019
Traffic congestion and road tolls are familiar economic concepts for most undergraduates; however, students often have difficulty explaining exactly how theoretical principles like externalities and social welfare are related to their real-world experiences, such as driving. The authors present a classroom exercise to demonstrate how congestion…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Class Activities, Microeconomics, Transportation
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Secchi, Silvia; Banerjee, Simanti – Journal of Economic Education, 2019
The authors present a semester-long game to teach the role of economics in natural resources management. The game is framed within a fisheries context: multiple student fisheries harvest fish to maximize yield/profit, which is measured using a piecewise linear function. There are prizes for both the student and the group with the highest…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Economics Education, Natural Resources, Role
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Chiang, Eric P.; Sumell, Albert J. – Journal of Economic Education, 2019
The concept of mindfulness has received significant attention in recent years as the effects of ubiquitous distractions become more apparent in the workplace and in education. This study examines the relationship between three measures of mindfulness and student performance among a sample of 922 students in introductory economics classes from two…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Economics Education, College Students, Personality Traits
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Gundersen, Sara; Shwachman Kaminaga, Allison – Journal of Economic Education, 2019
The authors describe an innovative active learning strategy for a course on the economics of developing countries--a project designing a small-scale economic development project. Student teams research issues faced by developing countries and identify a specific problem in a specific locale. Students then create a detailed, feasible plan to…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Economic Development, Student Projects, Active Learning
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Marshall, Emily C.; Underwood, Anthony – Journal of Economic Education, 2019
The authors of this article describe an empirical research project as a component of an upper-level undergraduate economics writing-in-the-discipline course, thus aiming to reduce the high fixed costs associated with designing an empirical research project assignment and encourage more undergraduate economics research. This project is central to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Economics Education, Student Research, Content Area Writing
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Ng, Chen Feng – Journal of Economic Education, 2019
In this article, the author describes the structure and content of a video game that she developed for a hybrid principles of microeconomics course that consists of two 50-minute lectures and a 50-minute online portion per week. The game comprises seven modules, each of which was assigned to be played during the course of the semester for the…
Descriptors: Microeconomics, Economics Education, Video Games, Instructional Materials
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Bosshardt, William; Walstad, William B. – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
The authors investigate the relationship between undergraduate economics coursework or majoring in economics and the debt behavior of the college graduates. The data come from the Baccalaureate and Beyond (B&B) longitudinal survey of the National Center for Education Statistics. College graduates who took courses in undergraduate economics or…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Outcomes of Education, Money Management, Undergraduate Study
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Allgood, Sam; Hoyt, Gail; McGoldrick, KimMarie – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
Past studies suggest that a majority of economics graduate students engage in teaching-related activities during graduate school and many go on to academic positions afterwards. However, not all graduate students are formally prepared to teach while in graduate school nor are they fully prepared to teach in their first academic position. The…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants, Teacher Education
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Kolpin, Van – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
The derivation of conditions necessary for Pareto efficient production and exchange is a lesson frequently showcased in microeconomic theory textbooks. Traditional delivery of this lesson is, however, limited in its scope of application and can be unnecessarily convoluted. The author shows that the universe of application is greatly expanded and a…
Descriptors: Microeconomics, Economics Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Theories
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Poutineau, Jean-Christophe; Vermandel, Gauthier – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
The authors provide a static two-country new Keynesian model to teach two related questions in international macroeconomics: the international transmission of unilateral monetary policy decisions and the gains coming from the coordination monetary rules. They concentrate on "normal times" and use a thoroughly graphical approach to…
Descriptors: International Cooperation, International Law, Financial Policy, Models
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Dupont, Brandon; Durham, Yvonne – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
The authors describe how the Monty Hall Dilemma, a well-known choice anomaly, can be demonstrated with a simple and versatile classroom experiment. In addition to demonstrating the anomaly, the experiment can be used to introduce students to some institutional modifications that have been shown to ameliorate it. This experiment, which can be…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Experiments, Mathematical Logic, Classroom Techniques
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Roush, Justin R.; Johnson, Bruce K. – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
The authors of this article describe an adaptation of the rent-seeking game by Goeree and Holt (1999) to the recruiting of athletes by NCAA Division I football and basketball teams. Students engage in an effort-based lottery, i.e., recruiting to sign a blue-chip prospect. The winner gets the prize--the player's marginal revenue product in excess…
Descriptors: College Athletics, College Students, Student Recruitment, Athletes
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O'Roark, Brian; Grant, William – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
The valuable insights of game theory sometimes remain out of reach for students who are overwhelmed by the subject's complexity. Comic book applications of game theory, with superheroes as players, can facilitate enthusiasm and classroom interaction to enhance the learning of game theory. Drawing from content in superhero movies and books, the…
Descriptors: Game Theory, Teaching Methods, Cartoons, Picture Books
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Wozny, Nathan; Balser, Cary; Ives, Drew – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
Despite recent interest in flipped classrooms, rigorous research evaluating their effectiveness is sparse. In this study, the authors implement a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effect of a flipped classroom technique relative to a traditional lecture in an introductory undergraduate econometrics course. Random assignment enables the…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Conventional Instruction
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Asarta, Carlos J.; Mixon, Franklin G.; Upadhyaya, Kamal P. – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
In this pedagogical contribution the authors extend the traditional three-class tariff employed in the French passenger railway system with the more resonant story of the service quality variations associated with the three passenger classes of the ill-fated RMS "Titanic." In doing so, they provide economics instructors with an…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Microeconomics, Transportation, Films
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