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Happ, Roland; Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, Olga; Schmidt, Susanne – Journal of Economic Education, 2016
In this article, the authors present the findings of a pretest-posttest measurement of the economic knowledge of students in introductory economics courses in undergraduate study programs in Germany. The responses of 403 students to 14 items selected from the "Test of Economic Literacy" (Soper and Walstad 1987) were analyzed to identify…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Introductory Courses, Economics Education, Pretests Posttests
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Al-Bahrani, Abdullah; Patel, Darshak – Journal of Economic Education, 2015
Social media is one of the most current and dynamic developments in education. In general, the field of economics has lagged behind other disciplines in incorporating technologies in the classroom. In this article, the authors provide a guide for economics educators on how to incorporate Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook inside and outside of the…
Descriptors: Economics, Electronic Classrooms, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education
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Poutineau, Jean-Christophe; Vermandel, Gauthier – Journal of Economic Education, 2015
This article introduces macroprudential policy using a static New Keynesian Macroeconomics model with financial frictions. The authors analyze two related questions: First, they show how the procyclicality of financial factors, captured by the financial accelerator, amplifies the transmission of supply and demand shocks and impacts the intuition…
Descriptors: Macroeconomics, Policy, Models, Supply and Demand
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Green, Gareth P.; Kelly, Brian D.; Peterson, Dean J.; Bean, John C. – Journal of Economic Education, 2015
Economics faculty expect that students have an integrated understanding of economic theory upon graduation and that they grasp and appreciate how all elements of markets naturally move to equilibrium. Through assessment activities, the authors discovered that their students were not developing that knowledge, so they turned to learning theory to…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Free Enterprise System, Assignments, Graphs
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Fike, Rosemarie; Gwartney, James – Journal of Economic Education, 2015
Public choice uses the tools of economics to analyze how the political process allocates resources and impacts economic activity. In this study, the authors examine twenty-three principles texts regarding coverage of public choice, market failure, and government failure. Approximately half the texts provide coverage of public choice and recognize…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Economics Education, Failure, Government (Administrative Body)
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Stock, Wendy A.; Siegfried, John J. – Journal of Economic Education, 2015
The authors update prior analyses of the undergraduate origins of individuals who earn a PhD in economics in the United States. They include the list of the top institutions worldwide graduating the largest number of undergraduates who subsequently earn an economics PhD from a U.S. university and lists of American institutions with the largest…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Economics Education, Doctoral Degrees, Probability
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Blinder, Alan S. – Journal of Economic Education, 2015
This article comes in three parts. Part 1 reviews a few pertinent facts about the stunning economic events that have occurred in the United States (and elsewhere) since 2007. The author chose these particular facts from among many for their relevance to the rest of the article. The next two parts take up, first, some of the key lessons that…
Descriptors: Financial Problems, Economic Change, Economic Impact, Economic Progress
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McFall, Brooke Helppie; Murray-Close, Marta; Willis, Robert J.; Chen, Uniko – Journal of Economic Education, 2015
The authors describe job market experiences of new PhD economists, 2007-10. Using information from PhD programs' job candidate Web sites and original surveys, they present information about job candidates' characteristics, preferences, and expectations; how job candidates fared at each stage of the market; and predictors of outcomes at…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Economics Education, Economics, Doctoral Degrees
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Collins, J. Michael; Odders-White, Elizabeth – Journal of Economic Education, 2015
Concerns about consumers' ability to manage their finances have triggered a range of proposals, including interventions aimed at elementary school students. The goal of these approaches is to improve lifelong economic decision making, but the evidence supporting their efficacy is thin. In this article, the authors discuss the trend toward…
Descriptors: Money Management, Elementary Education, Economics Education, Consumer Education
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Lieberthal, Robert D.; Leon, Juan – Journal of Economic Education, 2015
The authors describe a Wikipedia-based project designed for a graduate course introducing health economics to experienced healthcare professionals. The project allows such students to successfully write articles on niche topics in rapidly evolving health economics subspecialties. These students are given the opportunity to publish their completed…
Descriptors: Health Personnel, Online Courses, Graduate Study, Economics Education
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Engelhardt, Lucas M. – Journal of Economic Education, 2015
In this article, the author presents a price-takers' market simulation geared toward principles-level students. This simulation demonstrates that price-taking behavior is a natural result of the conditions that create perfect competition. In trials, there is a significant degree of price convergence in just three or four rounds. Students find this…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Simulation, Free Enterprise System, Competition
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Duncan, Roberto – Journal of Economic Education, 2015
The canonical neoclassical model is insufficient to understand business cycle fluctuations in emerging market and developing economies. The author reformulates the model proposed by Aguiar and Gopinath (2007) in a simple setting that can be used to teach business cycle macroeconomics for emerging market and developing economies at the…
Descriptors: Macroeconomics, Models, Economics Education, Economic Climate
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Méndez-Carbajo, Diego – Journal of Economic Education, 2015
The author discusses a pedagogical strategy based on data visualization and analysis in the teaching of intermediate macroeconomics and financial economics. In these short projects, students collect and manipulate economic data from the online Federal Reserve Economic Database (FRED) in order to illustrate theoretical relationships discussed in…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Databases, Data, Visual Aids
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Buttet, Sebastien; Roy, Udayan – Journal of Economic Education, 2015
The authors modify the Dynamic Aggregate Demand-Dynamic Aggregate Supply model in Mankiw's widely used intermediate macroeconomics textbook to discuss monetary policy when the natural real interest rate is falling over time. Their results highlight a new role for the central bank's inflation target as a tool of macroeconomic stabilization. They…
Descriptors: Macroeconomics, Credit (Finance), Models, Economic Climate
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Klein, Christopher C. – Journal of Economic Education, 2015
Issues arising in the music industry in response to the availability of digital music files provide an opportunity for exposing undergraduate students to economic analyses rarely covered in the undergraduate economics curriculum. Three of these analyses are covered here: the optimal copyright term, the effect of piracy or illegal file sharing, and…
Descriptors: Music, Economics Education, Undergraduate Students, Copyrights
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