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Bhanot, Syon – Journal of Economic Education, 2023
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the status quo across higher education, including in the domain of pedagogy. The author of this article provides a case study of the changes made to one course, "Behavioral Economics," at Swarthmore College, in response to a set of unique, pandemic-related challenges. He begins by providing details on…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Case Studies, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Andrews, Thomas P. – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
The author of this article discusses the extensive use and analysis of real-world situations as the core construct on which to build a course in principles of microeconomics. Building on the literature that focuses on current event readings, the goal here is to train students to be able to "do economics." The author details course…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Microeconomics, Reading Materials, Current Events
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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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Jefferson, Philip N.; Magenheim, Ellen – Journal of Economic Education, 2015
Data from the National Science Foundation (2014) indicate that at least one PhD in economics was awarded to a Swarthmore College graduate in every year since 1966. The authors' purpose in this article is to consider factors that may have contributed to the high number of PhDs in economics awarded to Swarthmore College graduates. While there is…
Descriptors: Economics Education, College Graduates, Doctoral Degrees, Small Colleges
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Ball, Richard; Medeiros, Norm – Journal of Economic Education, 2012
This article describes a protocol the authors developed for teaching undergraduates to document their statistical analyses for empirical research projects so that their results are completely reproducible and verifiable. The protocol is guided by the principle that the documentation prepared to accompany an empirical research project should be…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Undergraduate Students, Integrity, Documentation