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Craft, Erik; Linask, Maia – Journal of Economic Education, 2020
The authors of this article estimate the learning effects of the flipped classroom format using data from 16 sections of principles of microeconomics over a 4-year period. The experimental design is unique in that two treatment and two control sections were taught during the fall semester in four consecutive years. Further, the instructor switched…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Microeconomics, Economics Education, Introductory Courses
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Hill, Andrew T.; Wolla, Scott – Journal of Economic Education, 2020
The authors survey the economic education programs and resources produced and supported by the Federal Reserve System: from K-16 professional development opportunities for teachers and professors, to free lesson plans, videos, online learning modules, and readings ready for the classroom. They provide the history, goals, context, and reach of the…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Public Agencies, Federal Programs, Nonschool Educational Programs
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Johnson, Paul; Staveley-O'Carroll, James – Journal of Economic Education, 2020
In this article, the authors describe a classroom experiment on exchange rates appropriate for undergraduate courses in macroeconomics, international economics, and money and banking. Student teams compete by managing virtual portfolios of six foreign currencies over a period of several weeks. Trading requires a few minutes in class. Students gain…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Undergraduate Students, Class Activities, Educational Experiments
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Bennato, Anna Rita; Gourlay, Adrian; Wilson, Chris M. – Journal of Economic Education, 2020
Bounded rationality is a key concept with implications across all areas of economics. To help students better understand the nature, causes and forms of bounded rationality in individual choice, the authors present a flexible classroom experiment. Beyond providing students with some first-hand evidence of bounded rationality, the experiment shows…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Microeconomics, Educational Experiments, Class Activities
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Mendez-Carbajo, Diego – Journal of Economic Education, 2020
In this article, the author describes the practice of active learning with Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED). First, he outlines the broad intellectual context of learning with and about economic data, summarizing the recent scholarly contributions made to the topic. Next, the author presents several strategies for teaching with FRED in the…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Economics Education, Data Use, Economics
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Clayton, Stephen; Nuckols, Daniel – Journal of Economic Education, 2020
Whether pursuing immediate professional careers or preparing for graduate research, for many students the opportunities to conduct original research as undergraduates can be formative, creating a valuable differentiating factor on their resumes. The Economics Scholars Program builds an environment where undergraduate students can conduct economic…
Descriptors: Economic Research, Undergraduate Students, Conferences (Gatherings), Student Research
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Carattini, Stefano; Fenichel, Eli P.; Gordan, Alexander; Gourley, Patrick – Journal of Economic Education, 2020
"Cap and trade" is one of the most innovative policy options developed by environmental economists. By placing a cap on a social bad and allowing firms to buy and sell the right to generate it, policymakers combine government intervention with market-based incentives to improve welfare and internalize the externality. Such programs…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Conservation (Environment), Class Activities, Educational Games
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Mendez-Carbajo, Diego; Malakar, Lucy C. – Journal of Economic Education, 2020
In this article, the authors describe two independent efforts at "flipping" introductory economics courses employing econlowodown.org resources from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. From an instructor's perspective, it is relatively simple to locate the high-quality free resources available online and assign them to students. Their…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Introductory Courses, Educational Resources, Public Agencies
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Artz, Benjamin; Johnson, Marianne; Robson, Denise; Taengnoi, Sarinda – Journal of Economic Education, 2020
Taking good notes is linked to success in college. However, increased use of computers to take notes necessitates reconsideration of the linkages between note-taking and learning. One difficulty is disentangling the latent student characteristics that may correlate with computer use from the actual effect of computer note-taking on information…
Descriptors: Notetaking, Computer Uses in Education, Student Characteristics, Economics Education
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Marshall, Emily C.; Underwood, Anthony – Journal of Economic Education, 2020
The authors of this article examine trends in the economics discipline regarding the classification of some undergraduate economics majors, i.e., econometrics and quantitative economics degrees, as STEM. According to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), the number of institutions conferring undergraduate econometrics and…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Educational Trends, Undergraduate Study, STEM Education
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Roche Carioti, Kristen – Journal of Economic Education, 2020
Student loan debt and delinquency is a mounting problem among college graduates. To show students the consequences of debt-financing their education in an economic context, the author describes a collaborative problem-based learning activity designed for small, introductory economics courses. The activity has three parts: an introduction to the…
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), Loan Repayment, Loan Default, Problem Based Learning
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Jones, Adam; Schuhmann, Peter; Soques, Daniel; Witman, Allison – Journal of Economic Education, 2020
The authors survey admissions coordinators about the importance of application components in admissions decisions for economics PhD programs. The survey explores the importance of difficult-to-quantify aspects such as a targeted personal statement, strength of letters of recommendation, extracurricular activities, and related work experience. The…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Doctoral Programs, College Admission, Admission Criteria
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Fortmann, Lea; Beaudoin, Justin; Rajbhandari, Isha; Wright, Aedin; Neshyba, Steven; Rowe, Penny – Journal of Economic Education, 2020
The authors of this article introduce two teaching modules that aim to increase climate literacy and active learning in undergraduate economics courses through the incorporation of real-world data and modeling. These modules are based on the concept of computational guided inquiry (CGI), which combines a guided inquiry approach within a…
Descriptors: Climate, Economics Education, Active Learning, Inquiry
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Siegfried, John J. – Journal of Economic Education, 2019
Undergraduate degrees awarded in economics by U.S. colleges and universities were stagnant from 2010 (2009-10) through 2013, increased rapidly (almost 15%) over the two years from 2013 through 2015, but have subsequently leveled off in 2016 through 2018.
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Undergraduate Students, Academic Degrees
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Halliday, Simon D. – Journal of Economic Education, 2019
In economic development and other economics electives, students regularly encounter economic measures of absolute and relative deprivation, from poverty measures like the Foster-Greer-Thorbecke index to measures of distribution like the Gini index. By "doing economics," students practice applying economic measurement to real-world data…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Data Use, Economic Development, Class Activities
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