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Wendy A. Stock – Journal of Economic Education, 2024
The author of this article summarizes which, when, where, and how students take introductory economics. Among students who began college in 2012, 74 percent never took economics, up from 62 percent in 2004. Fifteen percent of beginning college students in 2012 took "some economics," and 12 percent were "one-and-done" students.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Course Selection (Students), Introductory Courses, Economics
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Gina C. Pieters – Journal of Economic Education, 2024
Used correctly, assessments play a vital role in the success of a course: they provide valuable feedback to students regarding their knowledge gaps, encourage deeper understanding of the material, help students to develop critical thinking, and guide students to accomplish a course's learning goals. They also provide a signal to future employers,…
Descriptors: Evaluation, Educational Assessment, Economics, Feedback (Response)
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Jenny Bourne; Nathan D. Grawe; Michael Hemesath; Maya Jensen – Journal of Economic Education, 2024
The authors of this article introduce a database of scholarship among liberal arts college (LAC) economists. Capturing publications across the life cycle, the data speak to questions unexplored in existing work and point to answers often contrary to popular wisdom. First, limited evidence of a rising tenure bar is found. Moreover, while some claim…
Descriptors: Economics, Professional Occupations, College Faculty, Liberal Arts
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Castro Santa, Juana – Journal of Economic Education, 2023
A novel game that captures the central dimensions of climate change mitigation as a social dilemma is presented. Students play the role of countries sharing a global atmosphere. In each round, carbon emissions are released and accumulated in the atmosphere, making climate change consequences more severe and difficult to mitigate over time. Without…
Descriptors: Climate, Change, Environmental Education, Game Based Learning
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Keefer, Quinn A. W. – Journal of Economic Education, 2023
An alternative approach for introducing instrumental variables in econometrics courses is presented in this article. The method is based on the ordinary least squares omitted variable bias formula. The intuition for the approach capitalizes on students' understanding and intuition of omitted variables. Thus, if students understand omitted variable…
Descriptors: Least Squares Statistics, Economics, Economics Education, Computation
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Giddings, Lisa; Lefebvre, Stephan – Journal of Economic Education, 2023
The authors of this article make a case for using Fink's (2013) taxonomy of significant learning in the economics classroom to improve standard-based economics education and to continue transforming the discipline to reduce social inequality along multiple dimensions, including gender, race, and class. Fink's framework is defined by student…
Descriptors: Minimum Wage, Economics, Economics Education, Taxonomy
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List, John A. – Journal of Economic Education, 2022
Through the experience both in the classroom and travels, the author comes to define the key aspects of critical thinking (CT) as "individual skills that facilitate logical and informed decisions." Beyond personal anecdotes, scientifically, the import of CT has been shown in many walks of life (see, e.g., Bauwens and Gerhard [1987]).…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Economics
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Stevenson, Betsey – Journal of Economic Education, 2022
Today's students are motivated to understand the world around them, and in so doing, they question things that their professors take for granted. Students are naturally drawn to question the world around them, and as they do so, they are developing frameworks to better organize their questions and the answers. The author understands that students…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Skill Development
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Espey, Molly – Journal of Economic Education, 2022
Peer evaluations for nearly 1,650 students in three different team-based learning economics courses are analyzed for evidence of gender differences in ratings given and received. The analysis controls for general academic skills and economics-specific skills as well as other individual and team characteristics. Females earn higher evaluations than…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Economics, Cooperative Learning, Teamwork
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Chalioti, Evangelia – Journal of Economic Education, 2022
The author of this article describes the content of her course titled "Economics of Artificial Intelligence and Innovation." The course is offered by the Department of Economics of Yale University at a senior undergraduate level. The author also teaches this course at the MBA program of the Yale School of Management in another format.…
Descriptors: Course Content, Economics, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation
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Ábrahám, Árpád; Dengler, Benedikt; Ziesemer, Vinzenz – Journal of Economic Education, 2022
Stock, Finegan, and Siegfried establish that completion times in U.S. economics PhD programs have been on the rise, with the median steadily approaching six years. Do European programs experience the same trend? The authors of this article present new hand-collected data on job market candidates from the top European PhD programs in economics. In…
Descriptors: Job Placement, Doctoral Degrees, Time to Degree, Doctoral Programs
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Durrance, Christine Piette – Journal of Economic Education, 2022
Understanding how to make the world a better place requires interdisciplinary knowledge. Public policy analysis helps policymakers arrive at informed policy decisions. The policy analysis process involves public problem definition and data collection, stakeholder identification, a rationale for government involvement, evaluation criteria,…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Policy Analysis, Policy Formation, Economics
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Fishback, Price; Haupert, Michael – Journal of Economic Education, 2022
Teaching economic history requires the study of how to combine the economists' modeling and statistical methods with the methods used by historians and the other social sciences. It often involves learning how to search for quantitative data from a variety of sources and then building panel datasets that match the data found with existing…
Descriptors: Economics, History, History Instruction, Economics Education
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Al-Bahrani, Abdullah – Journal of Economic Education, 2022
The economics profession lacks diversity and, as a result, interventions have been introduced at the graduate and professional levels to minimize the effect of the "leaky pipeline." In addition, economic educators lack training in classroom management and student interaction, which may lead to underinvestment in fostering diversity,…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Economics, Diversity, Inclusion
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Green, Alan – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
Team-based Learning (TBL) has sound conceptual and empirical backing and is seeing growing partial and full adoption in economics. However, perceived implementation costs and risk remain high for many instructors wary of fully implementing TBL. Additionally, common economics problems are often ill-suited for TBL application exercise criteria. The…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Policy Analysis, Introductory Courses, Economics
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