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Jerrim, John; Lopez-Agudo, Luis Alejandro; Marcenaro-Gutierrez, Oscar David – Journal of Economic Education, 2022
Financial literacy is a competence that extends to many aspects of everyday life. The Great Recession has recently highlighted its relevance and the importance of financial literacy training in the school curricula. The authors use PISA 2015 data to investigate the link between financial education and young people's financial literacy across 15…
Descriptors: Financial Education, Financial Literacy, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
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Stock, Wendy A.; Siegfried, John J. – Journal of Economic Education, 2014
In this article, the authors summarize their 15 years of research on graduate education in economics in the United States. They examine all stages of the process, from the undergraduate origins of eventual economics PhDs to their attrition and time-to-degree outcomes. For PhD completers, the authors examine job market outcomes, research…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Economics, Educational Research, Graduate Study
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Siegfried, John J. – Journal of Economic Education, 2014
The 2007-10 growth spurt (18 percent over three years) in U.S. undergraduate economics degrees stalled out in 2011. Degrees awarded have been relatively constant over the past three years.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Economics Education, Bachelors Degrees, Educational Trends
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McCoy, James P.; Milkman, Martin I.; Marjadi, Riza – Journal of Economic Education, 2014
In this article, the authors present results from a survey of Masters of Economics program directors to determine the missions, inputs, and outcomes of these degree programs throughout the United States and Canada. They compare results of this survey to those of two previous studies that they conducted 20 and 10 years ago. Respondents were asked…
Descriptors: Masters Degrees, Masters Programs, Graduate Study, Economics Education
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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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Allgood, Sam; Bosshardt, William; van der Klaauw, Wilbert; Watts, Michael – Journal of Economic Education, 2012
Using data collected from graduates who attended four large public universities in 1976, 1986, or 1996, the authors investigate the relationship between studying economics and civic behaviors. They compare students who majored in economics, business, or other majors, and by the number of undergraduate economics courses completed. Coursework is…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Voting, Economics Education, Citizen Participation
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Walstad, William B.; Rebeck, Ken – Journal of Economic Education, 2012
High school transcript data were used in this study to estimate the percentage of high school graduates who complete an economics course, and to examine course-taking trends in economics from 1982 to 2009. In 2009, 58 percent of high school graduates took an economics course, up from about 45 percent from 1990 to 2005. The increases in economics…
Descriptors: High Schools, High School Graduates, Economics, Economics Education
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O'Roark, J. Brian – Journal of Economic Education, 2012
The author of this article expands the background theory of voting to incorporate the undergraduate majors of members of Congress. Examining nine votes on trade across the 109th and 110th Congresses reveals that economics majors are the only category of college major to vote in favor of free trade in a predictable way. Controls for a variety of…
Descriptors: Legislators, Federal Government, Majors (Students), Economics Education
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Siegfried, John J. – Journal of Economic Education, 2011
The trend in U.S. undergraduate economics degrees continued its upward trajectory in 2009-2010. After three years of treading water (2005, 2006, and 2007), in 2008 (academic year 2007-2008) undergraduate degrees in economics awarded by U.S. colleges and universities resumed the strong upward trajectory they exhibited from 1997 through 2004, when…
Descriptors: Private Colleges, Economics Education, Public Colleges, Bachelors Degrees
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McCoy, James P.; Milkman, Martin I. – Journal of Economic Education, 2010
A survey of recent economics PhDs who graduated from U.S. PhD programs and are now teaching in either the United States or Canada revealed that only half of the respondents who taught a stand-alone course during their doctoral program had any teacher preparation training. Those who did have training only felt "adequately" prepared for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economics Education, Doctoral Programs, Graduates
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Leet, Don R.; Lang, Nancy A. – Journal of Economic Education, 2010
The authors analyze the economic opinions of teachers and economists from the former Soviet Union who participated in economic education programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education under the auspices of the National Council on Economic Education from 1995-2001. They sought to determine the level of consensus on economic topics among the…
Descriptors: Opinions, Economics, Social Scientists, Teacher Attitudes
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Walstad, William; Milkman, Martin I.; McCoy, James P. – Journal of Economic Education, 2008
The authors compare various characteristics of terminal master's of economics programs in Canada and the United States. As far as they know, this is the first article to present results from a survey of Canadian master's programs in economics. Using a Wilcoxon Rank Sum Test, they found significant differences between the Canadian and U.S.…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Masters Programs, Differences, Comparative Analysis
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Goffe, William L.; Sosin, Kim – Journal of Economic Education, 2005
During the past 10 years, teaching with computer technology, such as e-mail and the Web, has become customary throughout undergraduate economic education. The authors review the literature on the implications for student learning, present specific educational activities that use a number of different computer technologies, and discuss growing…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Computer Uses in Education, Economics Education, Higher Education
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Siegfried, John J. – Journal of Economic Education, 2005
In this article, the author reports the percentage of undergraduate degrees in economics from 1991 to 2004. The explosive growth from academic year 2001 (2000-01) through 2003 in undergraduate economics degrees awarded by American colleges and universities, particularly large state universities, moderated a bit in 2004. Virtually all of the 27…
Descriptors: State Universities, Economics Education, Undergraduate Study, Bachelors Degrees
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Marshall, Ray – Journal of Economic Education, 1985
Recent trends that affect the U.S. system of industrial relations are examined. The most important of these is internationalization. The U.S. industrial relations system is compared with that of Europe and Japan, and suggestions for improving our competitiveness in international markets are made. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Competition, Economics, Global Approach
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