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Minsky, Hyman P. – Journal of Economic Education, 1985
The contribution of John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) to current economic thought is reviewed. Keynes' analysis is contrasted with more orthodox theory in terms of allocation efficiency and stabilization efficiency. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Economics, Economics Education, Higher Education, Resource Materials
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Bohanon, Cecil E.; And Others – Journal of Economic Education, 1985
Neither short-run nor long-run price stability is a necessary state of affairs under a gold standard. This conclusion results from an examination of possible differential rates of productivity growth in the gold and non-gold producing sectors. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Economics, Economics Education, Higher Education, Productivity
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Wood, William C. – Journal of Economic Education, 1985
Much news reporting done on economic matters is uninformed and, in some cases, misleading. What has led to this state of affairs is discussed, and possible strategies economists and economic educators might adopt to bring about improvement are suggested. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Bias, Critical Thinking, Economics, Economics Education
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Siegfried, John J.; Raymond, Jennie E. – Journal of Economic Education, 1985
The two goals that faculty thought were more important than did the students were: (1) mastering knowledge in a discipline, and (2) preparing for employment. Students rated the following three areas much higher than did the faculty: (1) developing research ability, (2) providing for emotional development, and (3) achieving more self-understanding.…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, College Graduates, Economics Education, Educational Objectives
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Clausen, A. W. – Journal of Economic Education, 1985
All evidence shows that fast population growth slows development in the developing countries. It is the combination of social development and family planning that is so powerful in reducing fertility. Governments must act now. (RM)
Descriptors: Birth Rate, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Educational Needs
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Kelley, Allen C. – Journal of Economic Education, 1985
Using evidence from recent research studies, it is argued that population growth is not a major obstacle to the social and economic growth of developing nations. (RM)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Economic Development, Economic Factors, Family Size
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Feldstein, Martin – Journal of Economic Education, 1985
A tight money policy, budget deficits, and greater after-tax profitability of investment in the United States have contributed to the strength of the dollar and to the flow of funds into this country. The consequence and implication of this are examined, both with respect to the past and near future. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Economics, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, International Trade
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Due, John F. – Journal of Economic Education, 1985
The course of the economy during the past few years is examined, and questions about its future course are examined. Unless drastic (and seemingly unlikely) actions are taken, it is likely that there will be a resumption of inflation and/or a depression. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Economics, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Inflation (Economics)
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Felder, Joseph – Journal of Economic Education, 1985
Described is the subjective process by which the minimum asking price and the maximum offer prices are determined for a firm changing hands. Insight is gained into the meaning of fixed cost, opportunity cost, profit, present value, capital gain, and comparative advantages. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Economics, Higher Education, Resource Materials
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Field, William J.; And Others – Journal of Economic Education, 1985
Described is an interesting attempt by one university to require of students demonstrated competencies in writing as freshmen, quantitative reasoning as sophomores and juniors, and oral communication as juniors or seniors. Quantitative measures of the effectiveness of the program are not provided. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Economics, Economics Education, Higher Education
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Hansen, Harlan S. – Journal of Economic Education, 1985
A case study describes the installation of economic education at the kindergarten-primary grades in one state. The effectiveness of the process depends on the demand for such instruction, the materials available, the willingness and capabilities of teachers, and the time allocated for such instruction. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Economics Education, Educational Demand, Grade 1
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Samuels, Warren J. – Journal of Economic Education, 1984
Institutional economics remains a viable alternative approach to economics. It stresses power, technology, and a holistic and evolutionary approach while critiquing the neoclassical approach. General features of institutional economics are examined, and the work of institutionalists in specific areas is discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Economics Education, Higher Education, Resource Materials, Secondary Education
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Baumol, William J. – Journal of Economic Education, 1984
The causes and consequences of the lag in productivity growth in the United States are examined. The productivity gap urgently requires careful attention by public policy. No trivial or costless remedies exist. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Competition, Economics, Economics Education, Higher Education
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Karpoff, Jonathan M. – Journal of Economic Education, 1984
A barter trading game in which college students exchanged real goods over a period of seven weeks with different market constraints imposed each week is described. Student comments about the exercise were favorable. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Economics Education, Educational Games, Higher Education, Learning Activities
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Fels, Rendigs – Journal of Economic Education, 1984
A project for a seminar course in macroeconomic policy which involved students in writing, presenting, and discussing a position paper on a specific policy issue is described. Students rated the exercise very highly. (RM)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Economics, Economics Education, Higher Education
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