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Lovell, Michael C. – Journal of Economic Education, 1987
Illustrates different types of opportunities for using computer assisted instruction (CAI) on personal computers in the teaching of economics with four examples of currently available software. Describes the difficulties in providing and supporting CAI, and concludes with an analysis of the difficulties caused by the "public goods character" of…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Computer Software Reviews, Economics Education
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Rycroft, Robert S. – Journal of Economic Education, 1987
Reviews fourteen econometric and forecasting programs for the IBM PC family of computers. The comparison is based on analytical capabilities, cost, operating characteristics, and user-friendliness. Concludes that the programs do not differ enough to provide grounds for rejection of one program in favor of another. Includes names and addresses for…
Descriptors: Computer Software Reviews, Data Analysis, Data Processing, Economics
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Day, Edward – Journal of Economic Education, 1987
Describes the disadvantages of using "canned" simulations as a part of an undergraduate economics course. Identifies four advantages of having students develop their own computer simulation models. Outlines the model-building process and displays a sample program. (JDH)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Economics Education, Higher Education