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Coleff, Joaquín; Rubbini, Camilo – Journal of Economic Education, 2023
The authors of this article propose a simple exercise of monopoly pricing to illustrate complex theoretical results on the welfare effects of group pricing. By exposing students to this exercise, they aim to bridge a gap between the standard textbook analysis of group pricing and more general results in the literature and clarify some students'…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Economics Education, Undergraduate Students, Misconceptions
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Corey, Joab – Journal of Economic Education, 2023
There is a well-known connection between the barriers to entry created by an overburdensome regulatory climate and lower levels of productivity that create less economic growth. Many economics students are under the impression that regulations are designed to protect the workers and consumers as well as improve product quality, so they are often…
Descriptors: Game Based Learning, Barriers, Money Management, Class Activities
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Deconinck, Koen – Journal of Economic Education, 2015
So, you have decided to do a PhD … now what? In this essay, the author provides some advice for beginning PhD students, basically sharing what he would tell his younger self. Doing a PhD is a transformative experience, but the process is challenging, not merely on an intellectual level but also psychologically. To overcome these challenges, one…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Degrees, Student Experience, Guidelines
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Singh, Prakarsh; Guo, Hongye; Morales, Alvaro – Journal of Economic Education, 2015
The authors present details of a research-based course in development economics taught at a private liberal arts college. There were three key elements in this class: teaching of applied econometrics, group presentations reviewing published and working papers in development economics, and using concepts taught in class to write an original…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Undergraduate Students, Private Colleges, Student Research
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Diamond, Arthur M., Jr.; Medewitz, Jeanette N. – Journal of Economic Education, 1990
Analyzes data from the National Assessment of Economic Education Survey using data envelopment analysis. Determines whether high school economics classes in the Developmental Economic Education Program (DEEP) produce higher achievement levels than non-DEEP classes. Calculates technical efficiency of DEEP and non-DEEP classes. Reports results…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Economics Education, National Competency Tests, Program Effectiveness