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McCoy, James P.; Milkman, Martin I.; Marjadi, Riza – Journal of Economic Education, 2014
In this article, the authors present results from a survey of Masters of Economics program directors to determine the missions, inputs, and outcomes of these degree programs throughout the United States and Canada. They compare results of this survey to those of two previous studies that they conducted 20 and 10¬†years ago. Respondents were asked…
Descriptors: Masters Degrees, Masters Programs, Graduate Study, Economics Education
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McCoy, James P.; Milkman, Martin I. – Journal of Economic Education, 2010
A survey of recent economics PhDs who graduated from U.S. PhD programs and are now teaching in either the United States or Canada revealed that only half of the respondents who taught a stand-alone course during their doctoral program had any teacher preparation training. Those who did have training only felt "adequately" prepared for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economics Education, Doctoral Programs, Graduates
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Walstad, William; Milkman, Martin I.; McCoy, James P. – Journal of Economic Education, 2008
The authors compare various characteristics of terminal master's of economics programs in Canada and the United States. As far as they know, this is the first article to present results from a survey of Canadian master's programs in economics. Using a Wilcoxon Rank Sum Test, they found significant differences between the Canadian and U.S.…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Masters Programs, Differences, Comparative Analysis
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Pyne, Derek – Journal of Economic Education, 2007
The author examines the effects of different introductory microeconomics textbooks on student performance in subsequent economics courses (specifically, Intermediate Microeconomics I and Money and Banking). In some cases, the effects are significant and sizeable. There is also evidence of other variables affecting student performance in later…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Microeconomics, Economics Education, Introductory Courses
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Siegfried, John J.; Round, David K. – Journal of Economic Education, 2001
Presents evidence of a substantial decline in undergraduate degrees in economics from 1992 through 1996 in Australia, Canada, Germany, and the United States. Finds no correlation between decline and degree cost, tightened grading standards, or degree requirements. Finds increased interest in business education to be the predominant cause. (RLH)
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Economics Education
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Anderson, Gordon; And Others – Journal of Economic Education, 1994
Reports on a study of 6,718 college students enrolled in an introductory economics course to determine factors associated with successful achievement. Finds high overall academic achievement in high school and a strong mathematics background, especially calculus, were the two most important factors. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Course Content, Developmental Continuity, Dropout Rate
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Palmer, John; And Others – Journal of Economic Education, 1979
Results of a study at the University of Western Ontario indicate that introductory economics students who had taken an economics course in high school did not begin their principles course with significantly more knowledge or learn significantly more during the semester. They received significantly lower grades than those who had not previously…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Economics Education, Educational Background, Higher Education