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Brunnermeier, Smita – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
This article describes strategies developed at Princeton University to foster and promote research by all undergraduate students majoring in economics. It describes core features of the undergraduate research program and provides tangible recommendations for addressing resource constraints, and for incentivizing faculty advisors and students to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Economics Education, Student Research, Educational Strategies
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Lima, Victor; Tsiang, Grace – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
The authors summarize successes in training researchers in the University of Chicago economics program over the last 15 years. Students learn to investigate quantitative relations using models in which purposeful but constrained economic agents interact. They are shown how a productive research culture requires careful work, collegiality, and…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Research Skills, Student Research, Skill Development
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Al-Bahrani, Abdullah; Patel, Darshak; Sheridan, Brandon J. – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
Ever since Becker and Watts (1996) found that economic educators rely heavily on "chalk and talk" as a primary teaching method, economic educators have been seeking new ways to engage students and improve learning outcomes. Recently, the use of social media as a pedagogical tool in economics has received increasing interest. The authors…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Social Media, Web 2.0 Technologies, Mass Media Use
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Archibong, Belinda; Dekker, Harrison; Grawe, Nathan D.; Olney, Martha L.; Rutz, Carol; Weiman, David – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
Research and writing are critical components of an undergraduate education. Partnerships between economics faculty and campus resources can improve student research and writing skills. Here, the authors describe programs at three different campuses that bridge department and campus resources: the Empirical Reasoning Lab at Barnard College, the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Research Skills, Writing Skills, Thinking Skills
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Ferderer, J. Peter; Krueger, Gary – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
Economics majors at Macalester College have won numerous awards for their research papers, and this success has helped them land jobs in finance, consulting, and the nonprofit sector, as well as gain admission to top graduate programs. This article describes how the Economics Department at Macalester promotes economic research among its students.
Descriptors: Research Skills, Economics Education, Majors (Students), Student Research
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Feyrer, James – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
One of the key components to the undergraduate research enterprise at Dartmouth is the recognition that learning to do research requires both directed instruction and learning by doing. The economics faculty have tailored a fruitful undergraduate research program based on this philosophy, and this article describes these efforts while also…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Economics Education, Educational Strategies
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Butcher, Kristin F.; Weerapana, Akila – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
One of the key advantages of attending a small liberal arts college is the opportunity to engage in research; at research universities, these opportunities are often given to graduate students. Further, smaller class sizes make it possible to personalize instruction to showcase how the tools students learn in their courses are used to answer…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Student Participation, Economics Education
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Nieswiadomy, Michael – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
In this article, the author updates his prior studies of LSAT® scores (Nieswiadomy 1998, 2006, 2010, 2014) using current data for 2015-16 law school applicants, finding that economics majors remain at or near the top of all applicants. Results of the previous studies showing economics majors scored well on the LSAT® have been posted often on…
Descriptors: Scores, College Entrance Examinations, Law Schools, Economics
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Schmeiser, Katherine – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
In this article, the author provides motivation and a template for integrating and teaching writing in a variety of economics courses: core theory or introductory courses, topic courses, and economic writing/research courses. For each assignment, pedagogical reasoning and syllabus integration are discussed. Additionally, the author shows that…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Writing Instruction, Grading, Peer Evaluation
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Hultberg, Patrik T.; Calonge, David Santandreu – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
One of the fundamental tenets of economics is that decisions are often the result of optimization problems subject to resource constraints. Consumers optimize utility, subject to constraints imposed by prices and income. As economics faculty, instructors attempt to maximize student learning while being constrained by their own and students'…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Economics Education, Economics, Instructional Effectiveness
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Jones, Adam T.; Sackley, William H.; Watson, Ethan D. – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
In this teaching note, the authors use an iconic London building, the Gherkin, as a motivation to understand exchange rates, cross exchange rates, and unhedged exchange rate risk. The famous tower was constructed in the early 2000s by Swiss Re, an insurance company, and then sold to investors as part of a sale-leaseback deal in early 2007.…
Descriptors: Risk, Economics Education, Construction (Process), Consortia
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Jensen, Sherry – Journal of Economic Education, 2016
In this article, the author describes a classroom activity for use in introductory economics courses to motivate the study of international trade. The learning activity highlights the importance of international trade in students' everyday lives by having students inventory their on-hand belongings and identify where the items were manufactured.…
Descriptors: Class Activities, International Trade, Introductory Courses, Economics Education
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Hazlett, Denise – Journal of Economic Education, 2016
In this classroom experiment, students see how low bank equity requirements can interact with deposit insurance to encourage excessive risk-taking. The experiment fills a niche Admati and Hellwig (2013) have noted: citizens in a democracy must understand why bank owners argue for low equity requirements and why society as a whole is better off…
Descriptors: Banking, Educational Experiments, Economics Education, Financial Services
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Staveley-O'Carroll, James – Journal of Economic Education, 2016
This article describes an innovative pedagogical technique, applicable to most economics courses, that offers students a deeper understanding of market equilibrium, inflation, real and nominal interest rates, intertemporal choice, and financial markets. Students earn extra credit, pooled together for the entire class, by correctly answering…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Marketing, Instructional Innovation, Audience Response Systems
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Walstad, William B.; Miller, Laurie A. – Journal of Economic Education, 2016
Survey results from a national sample of economics instructors describe the grading policies and practices in principles of economics courses. The survey results provide insights about absolute and relative grading systems used by instructors, the course components and their weights that determine grades, and the type of assessment items used for…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Grading, Economics Education, Educational Policy
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