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O'Neill, Patrick B.; Flynn, David T. – American Journal of Business Education, 2013
In this paper, we describe first steps toward focusing on quantitative reasoning in an intermediate microeconomic theory course. We find student attitudes toward quantitative aspects of economics improve over the duration of the course (as we would hope). Perhaps more importantly, student attitude toward quantitative reasoning improves, in…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Mathematical Logic, Microeconomics, Economics Education
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Harsell, Dana Michael; O'Neill, Patrick B. – American Journal of Business Education, 2010
The authors describe lessons learned from a limited-duration experiential learning component of a Master's level course. The course is open to Master's in Business and Master's in Public Administration students and explores the relationships between government and business. A complete discussion of the Master's in Business and Master's in Public…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Masters Degrees, Business Administration Education, Public Administration Education
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Kara, Orhan; Bagheri, Fathollah; Tolin, Thomas – American Journal of Business Education, 2009
Factors affecting students' grades in principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics students are analyzed from the data collected in two public universities. Results indicate that gender, number of hours worked, SAT scores, number of missed classes, recommending the course to a friend, instructors, being a junior, number of economics courses…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Educational Principles, Performance Factors, Grades (Scholastic)
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O'Neill, Patrick B. – American Journal of Business Education, 2009
A typical writing assignment in upper level required courses is a term paper. However many economics majors, particularly those in business schools, need to develop skill at writing shorter pieces. In this paper I describe numerous examples of shorter writing assignments that I have incorporated into an Intermediate Microeconomic Theory course.…
Descriptors: Writing Assignments, Macroeconomics, Majors (Students), Writing Skills