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Chen, Ziyue; Djalalova, Fatima; Rothschild, Casey; Hofmann, Annette – Journal of Economic Education, 2023
Textbook models of externalities tacitly assume that those externalities fall upon individuals "outside" of the market. In many contexts--including common undergraduate examples--externalities fall "inside" the market instead. Positive externalities associated with vaccination, for instance, accrue to other individuals who…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Economics Education, Immunization Programs, Undergraduate Students
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Klis, Anna A. – Journal of Economic Education, 2023
Environmental justice is an important topic that can be better understood by using the tools of economics. The author of this article describes a data integration exercise that connects data available through government portals: the Environmental Protection Agency's "Superfund Sites Where You Live" interactive map, data on Net Present…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Introductory Courses, Correlation, Conservation (Environment)
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Darity, William – Journal of Economic Education, 2022
Dominion of the scarcity principle as the basis for economic analysis is virtually absolute in teaching the introductory course in economics. This supremacy is neither valid nor desirable. Two compelling alternative foundational concepts for economics are "uncertainty" and "inequality." These alternatives lead to vastly…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Economics Education, Introductory Courses, Economic Factors
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Goeree, Michelle S.; Hinloopen, Jeroen – Journal of Economic Education, 2008
The authors describe a classroom experiment that illustrates the research and development investment incentives facing firms when technological spillovers are present. The game involves two stages in which student "sellers" first make investment decisions and then production decisions. The classroom game can be used to motivate…
Descriptors: Investment, Research and Development, Economics Education, Incentives
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Paglin, Morton; Paglin, Mark – Journal of Economic Education, 2008
Trade, the Internet, and product innovation have greatly enlarged the number of goods (N) in the consumer's choice set. The welfare effect of the growth in N has been extensively discussed in the specialized literature, but very little has filtered down to our textbook models of a competitive equilibrium. These focus on the Pareto-optimal…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Economics Education, Economic Factors, Resource Allocation
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Weber, Christian E. – Journal of Economic Education, 2007
The author proposes an alternative to the traditional definition of the gains from international trade and, hence, an alternative defense of free trade. Rather than showing that free trade allows a country to consume more of all final goods, the author's approach shows that free trade allows a country to consume the same basket of final goods that…
Descriptors: Economics Education, International Trade, Living Standards, Natural Resources
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Elliott, Ralph D.; And Others – Journal of Economic Education, 1978
Discusses a study to compare results of one- and two-semester college economics courses in three areas--recognition and understanding of economic concepts, simple application, and complex application. Findings indicated that, although students did learn more in two semesters, one could question whether the marginal cost exceeded the marginal…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation
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Riddle, Terry – Journal of Economic Education, 1978
Describes an experiment to determine whether an economics course affected student opinions about economic issues. Findings indicated that students adopted slightly more conservative opinions as a result of taking the economics course. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Economic Factors, Economics Education, Evaluation
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Solow, Robert M. – Journal of Economic Education, 1988
Identifies economic issues that confronted the United States in the late 1980's and discusses how the president might deal with them. Highlights the following issues: recession, rising price levels, the budget deficit, international trade imbalance, and revival of U.S. long-term growth. (GEA)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Economic Change, Economic Climate, Economic Factors
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Weidenbaum, Murray L. – Journal of Economic Education, 1988
Examines the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA), paying particular attention to the role and function of its chairman. Details the chairman's responsibilities and relationship with the U.S. president, emphasizing the CEA's value as a source of information and advice unaffected by special interest pressure. (GEA)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Economic Factors, Economics, Economics Education
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Daniel, Coldwell, III – Journal of Economic Education, 1988
Examines the role of the stability of consumer tastes in descriptive theory. Summarizes the traditional approach to the derivation of the consumer's preference structure, considers ways in which the conventional theory has been extended, presents the Stigler-Becker theory of consumer choice, and evaluates both approaches. (GEA)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Consumer Economics, Consumer Science, Economic Factors
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Chow, Gregory C. – Journal of Economic Education, 1988
Offers examples to show that most existing forms of economic analysis are applicable to Chinese economics. Argues that, before new economic tools are developed for China, one should understand the usefulness as well as the limitations of the existing tools. (BSR)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Economic Factors, Economic Research, Economics
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Anderson, James E. – Journal of Economic Education, 1988
Argues that quotas are an inefficient means of achieving protectionist goals. Elaborates that, for a given distortion of trade, national income will be lower, and for a given configuration of political-economic forces, the market for protection will yield a worse distortion under a quota regime. (BSR)
Descriptors: Consumer Economics, Economic Factors, Economics, Political Influences
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Wetzstein, Michael E.; Broder, Josef M. – Journal of Economic Education, 1985
College faculty may be able to improve their teaching effectiveness by a reallocation of the inputs devoted to teaching (e.g., using student evaluations early in the course), by increasing the level of the resources used in teaching, or by changing the characteristics of the inputs (teaching practicums, seminars, or sabbaticals). (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Educational Quality, Educational Research, Higher Education
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Kelley, Allen C. – Journal of Economic Education, 1985
Using evidence from recent research studies, it is argued that population growth is not a major obstacle to the social and economic growth of developing nations. (RM)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Economic Development, Economic Factors, Family Size
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