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Eisenkopf, Gerald; Sulser, Pascal A. – Journal of Economic Education, 2016
The authors present results from a comprehensive field experiment at Swiss high schools in which they compare the effectiveness of teaching methods in economics. They randomly assigned classes into an experimental and a conventional teaching group, or a control group that received no specific instruction. Both teaching treatments improve economic…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Teaching Methods, Economics Education, Conventional Instruction
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Gärtner, Manfred; Griesbach, Björn; Jung, Florian – Journal of Economic Education, 2013
The Great Recession raised questions of what and how macroeconomists teach at academic institutions around the globe, and what changes in the macroeconomics curriculum should be made. The authors conducted a survey of undergraduate macroeconomics instructors affiliated with colleges and universities in Europe and the United States at the end of…
Descriptors: Macroeconomics, Economics Education, Economic Climate, College Instruction
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Szymanski, Stefan – Journal of Economic Education, 2010
In recent years, there has been some dispute over the appropriate way to model decision making in professional sports leagues. In particular, Szymanski and Kesenne (2004) argue that formulating the decision-making problem in a noncooperative game leads to radically different conclusions about the nature of competition in sports leagues. The author…
Descriptors: Competition, Business, Team Sports, Decision Making
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Frey, Bruno S.; And Others – Journal of Economic Education, 1993
Maintains that university economics classes focus on mainstream economics and neglect ethical values. Reports on a study of 511 university students and 645 households in Zurich, Switzerland, and Berlin, Germany. Finds that students' evaluation of fairness in economic transactions remains stable during the period of time they participate in…
Descriptors: Capitalism, Economic Factors, Economics, Economics Education