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Espey, Molly – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
Student and team performance in 17 sections of an introductory microeconomic theory course taught using team-based learning are analyzed to determine what measurable characteristics of teams influence team and individual outcomes. Results suggest that team performance is positively influenced by the grade point average of the top individual on the…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Teamwork, Introductory Courses, Microeconomics
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Monaco, Andrew J. – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
The author discusses the development of a unique course, The Economics of Online Dating. The course is an upper-level undergraduate course that combines intensive discussion, peer review, and economic theory to teach modeling skills to undergraduates. The course uses the framework of "online dating," interpreted broadly, as a point of…
Descriptors: Dating (Social), Economics, Undergraduate Study, Economics Education
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Staveley-O'Carroll, James – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
Over the course of one semester, six empirical assignments that utilize FRED are used to introduce students of money and banking courses to the economic analysis required for the conduct of monetary policy. The first five assignments cover the following topics: inflation, bonds and stocks, monetary aggregates, the Taylor rule, and employment.…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Graphs, Assignments, Macroeconomics
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Bhattacharya, Arghya; Jackson, Paul; Jenkins, Brian C. – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
The authors present a version of the Diamond-Mortensen-Pissarides model of unemployment that is accessible to undergraduates and preserve the dynamic structure of the original model. The model is solvable in closed form using basic algebra and admits a graphical representation useful for illustrating a variety of comparative statics. They show how…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Economics Education, Unemployment, Models
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Wassell, Charles S., Jr. – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
In 1974, and then again in 1996, Martin Feldstein published studies of the impact of the Social Security system on private saving in the U.S. economy. He found that Social Security depressed personal saving by a substantial amount--up to 50 percent. The author uses the Feldstein data and empirical models in this article to illustrate the steps in…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Public Policy, Financial Policy, Money Management
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Smith, Ben O.; Wagner, Jamie – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
In 2016, Walstad and Wagner developed a procedure to split pre-test and post-test responses into four learning types: positive, negative, retained, and zero learning. This disaggregation is not only useful in academic studies; but also provides valuable insight to the practitioner: an instructor would take different mitigating actions in response…
Descriptors: Pretests Posttests, Value Added Models, Guessing (Tests), Monte Carlo Methods
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Grogan, Kelly – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
Health insurance policy is a current topic of concern for the United States. The classroom game discussed here provides students with a thorough understanding of some of the policy options under debate, in addition to demonstrating the classic problem of adverse selection. Students received probabilities of encountering a variety of medical…
Descriptors: Health Insurance, Health Services, Costs, Risk
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Linask, Maia; Monks, James – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
Using a dataset of 48 faculty members and 88 courses over 26 semesters, the authors estimate Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) ratings that are conditional on a multitude of course, faculty, and student attributes. They find that ratings are lower for required courses and those where students report a lower prior level of interest. Controlling…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Effectiveness, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Student Interests
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Cipriani, Giam Pietro – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
A considerable literature in economics and psychology observes substantial gender differences in risk aversion, confidence, and responses to high pressure. In the educational measurement literature, it has been argued that these differences could disadvantage female students when taking multiple-choice tests, especially if there is a penalty for…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Guessing (Tests), Academic Failure, Multiple Choice Tests
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Walstad, William B. – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
In this article, the author presents two alternative approaches to the assessment of competencies in economics. The first is a concept assessment as a matrix puzzle. The rows of the matrix are the economic changes and the columns are the economic outcomes. To solve the puzzle, students state which change is associated with an outcome and which is…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Student Evaluation, Puzzles, Performance Based Assessment
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Conaway, Brooke; Clark, Christopher; Arias, J. J.; Folk, Jessie – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
Angrist and Pischke (2017) call for a pedagogical paradigm shift by pointing out that econometrics courses often do not align with modern empirical approaches employed by economists. This article's authors propose a modern capstone experience, designed to address these concerns by integrating econometrics into the traditional capstone approach.…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Economics Education, Undergraduate Study, Economics
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Routon, P. Wesley – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
Those aspiring to law school must first complete the Law School Admissions Test, or LSAT. When ranking undergraduate majors by mean LSAT scores, economics has proven to be near the very top, if not the number-one major, over the last two decades. The goal of this analysis is the search for additional evidence that an economics degree is good…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Law Schools, Prior Learning, Economics Education
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McKenzie, David; Paffhausen, Anna Luisa – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
A survey of instructors and data collected from course syllabi and examinations are used to examine how the subject of development economics is taught at the undergraduate and master's levels in developing countries, compared to undergraduate classes in the United States. Topic coverage, teaching approach, and means of assessment all differ from…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Economics Education, Developing Nations, College Students
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Yamarik, Steven – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
In this study, the author describes a classroom experiment on new trade theory appropriate for undergraduate international economics and trade courses. Students portray U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers with different average cost schedules. There are five rounds in the experiment, starting with autarky in the 1960s and ending with the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Economics Education, International Trade, Motor Vehicles
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Siegfried, John J. – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
Undergraduate degrees awarded in economics by U.S. colleges and universities were stagnant from 2009-10 through 2012-13, increased rapidly (almost 15 percent) over the two years from 2012-13 through 2014-15, but have again leveled off in 2015-16 and 2016-17.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Economics Education, Majors (Students), Academic Degrees
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