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Duzhak, Evgeniya; Hoff, K. Jody; Lopus, Jane S. – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
"Chair the Fed" is an award-winning online educational game developed by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco to help players learn about monetary policy. Players assume the role of Fed Chair and adjust the federal funds rate to try to achieve low inflation and low unemployment. If successful, they are reappointed to another term.…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Educational Games, Computer Games, Financial Policy
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Paxton, Julia – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
Supported by the Learning by Giving Foundation or other philanthropic sources, many college courses are allowing students to give away charitable grants to nonprofit organizations. In this article, the author shares the experience of a Learning by Giving Economics of Altruism class taught at an introductory level. The class is taught using best…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Economics Education, Altruism, Microeconomics
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Fernandez, Jose M.; Yetter, Erin A.; Holder, Kim – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
The authors of this article use text mining techniques to uncover hidden or latent topics in economic education. The common use of JEL codes only identifies the academic setting for each paper but does not identify the underlying economic concept the paper addresses. An unsupervised machine learning algorithm called Latent Dirichlet Allocation is…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Educational Research, Artificial Intelligence, Scholarship
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Morreale, Joseph C.; Shostya, Anna – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
This article's authors offer an organizational framework for an economics capstone course focused on analyzing current public economic policy issues. In this course, thesis topics often include public issues such as city planning, health care, transportation, education, law, the environment, and monetary and fiscal policies. The authors provide…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Capstone Experiences, Public Policy, Urban Planning
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Hoyt, Gail M. – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
The author of this article describes a form of service learning called "learning by giving," as applied in a course on the Economics of Altruism, Philanthropy and Nonprofit Organizations. The motivation for employing such a model is described, and a detailed description of the course and how to use the Learning by Giving model in a…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Economics Education, Altruism, Private Financial Support
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Picault, Julien – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
The author of this article describes an upper-level economics course where students learn to write economic news articles, which improves communication and audience-targeting skills. The course was created in partnership with a media outlet and designed around authentic assessments to provide students with a genuine experience based on academic…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Writing Instruction, News Writing, Advanced Courses
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Ruder, Phil; Maier, Mark H.; Simkins, Scott P. – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
Instructors of active-learning classes in economics face the challenges of motivating students to prepare before class and engaging fully in class activities. Team-based learning (TBL) pedagogy meets these challenges by (1) placing students in fixed, instructor-created teams that develop the ability to work productively together, (2) holding…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Active Learning, Student Motivation, Learner Engagement
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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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Carson, Katherine Silz; Adams, Hiuko; Gonzalez-Ramirez, Jimena; Heinicke, Craig; Latham, James Michael; Maier, Mark; Malakar, C. Lucy; Ruder, Phil; Simkins, Scott P. – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
The authors of this article describe the design and implementation of a multi-site randomized controlled trial of team-based learning (TBL) application exercises (AE) in introductory economics courses that use TBL. For each of the four study modules that are common across sites, a site is assigned to either the treatment or control version of the…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Barriers, Introductory Courses, Economics Education
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Dissanayake, Sahan T. M.; Jacobson, Sarah A. – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
Payments for ecosystem services (PES) programs use an incentive-based approach to pursue environmental goals. While they are common policy tools, key concepts determining their efficacy are nuanced and hard to grasp. This article presents a new interactive game that explores the functioning and implications of PES programs. Participants play the…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Educational Games, Incentives, Conservation (Environment)
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Clerici-Arias, Marcelo – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
Team-based learning is a powerful collaborative learning technique that can be used effectively in a principles of economics course, although its implementation can be costly for instructors and students alike. The author suggests a series of strategies that can result in a much smoother transition to a fully collaborative classroom. The author…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Cooperative Learning, Introductory Courses, College Instruction
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Simkins, Scott P.; Maier, Mark H.; Ruder, Phil – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
In this article, the authors describe how Team-Based Learning (TBL) intentionally promotes learning strategies that learning sciences research has identified as highly effective to create powerful learning environments for students. The article illustrates how learning sciences principles and research findings inform and support the TBL framework,…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Economics Education, Educational Research, Research and Development
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Owen, Ann L.; Hagstrom, Paul – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
The article's authors report on a comprehensive curricular reform aimed at communicating the broad range of social issues that economists study while engaging students in active learning strategies. The reform increased interest in taking additional economics courses and majoring in economics, broadened students' views of what economists do, and…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Economics Education, Curriculum Development, Active Learning
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Siegfried, John J. – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
Undergraduate economics degrees awarded by U.S. colleges and universities were stagnant from 2010 (2009-10) through 2013, increased almost 14 percent from 2013 through 2015, and have subsequently stabilized at just above one percent annual growth.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Economics Education, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
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Stock, Wendy A. – Journal of Economic Education, 2021
What do we know about how well graduate teaching in economics addresses cognitive challenges to learning? In short, very little. There is a dearth of research that investigates how graduate student, program and professor characteristics, and choices impact graduate student learning and other outcomes. Some of the broader literature on graduate…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Graduate Students, Learning, Cognitive Structures
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