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O'Roark, Brian; Grant, William – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
The valuable insights of game theory sometimes remain out of reach for students who are overwhelmed by the subject's complexity. Comic book applications of game theory, with superheroes as players, can facilitate enthusiasm and classroom interaction to enhance the learning of game theory. Drawing from content in superhero movies and books, the…
Descriptors: Game Theory, Teaching Methods, Cartoons, Picture Books
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Wozny, Nathan; Balser, Cary; Ives, Drew – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
Despite recent interest in flipped classrooms, rigorous research evaluating their effectiveness is sparse. In this study, the authors implement a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effect of a flipped classroom technique relative to a traditional lecture in an introductory undergraduate econometrics course. Random assignment enables the…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Conventional Instruction
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Asarta, Carlos J.; Mixon, Franklin G.; Upadhyaya, Kamal P. – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
In this pedagogical contribution the authors extend the traditional three-class tariff employed in the French passenger railway system with the more resonant story of the service quality variations associated with the three passenger classes of the ill-fated RMS "Titanic." In doing so, they provide economics instructors with an…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Microeconomics, Transportation, Films
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Gourley, Patrick – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
The Coase Theorem is a fundamental tenet of environmental economics and is taught to thousands of principles of microeconomics students each year. Its counterintuitive conclusion, that a Pareto optimal solution can result between private parties regardless of the initial allocation of property rights over a scarce resource, is difficult for…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Microeconomics, Theories, Environmental Education
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Barreto, Humberto – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
The economics curriculum today does not emphasize the study of population. This needs to change immediately because we are in the midst of another demographic sea change, slamming on the brakes right after a rapid acceleration during the last half of the twentieth century. Instead of glibly tossing a dependency ratio onto a slide, this article…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Demography, Spreadsheets, Population Distribution
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Smith, Ben O.; White, Dustin R.; Kuzyk, Patricia C.; Tierney, James E. – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
Information provided at the moment a person makes a decision can influence behavior in predictable ways. The United Kingdom's Behavioural Insights Team have used this idea to help improve the insulation of lofts, collect taxes, and even reduce litter. The authors of this article developed software that appends a personalized message to each…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Electronic Mail, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Burdina, Mariya; Sasser, Sue Lynn – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
In this article, the authors propose to enhance the syllabus for economic courses with economic explanations. They argue that providing economic rationale for course policies can increase student interest in the course and at the same time positively affect student attitude toward course policies. The authors describe practical strategies for…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Economics Education, Student Attitudes, Policy
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Henderson, Amy – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
Although experiential learning approaches, such as service-learning, have been shown to increase student motivation and academic achievement, faculty concerns about the costs of developing and implementing such courses have limited their adoption within economics. One cost that can be eliminated is the opportunity cost typically associated with…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Economics Education, Reflection, Service Learning
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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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