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Rousu, Matthew C.; Corrigan, Jay R.; Harris, David; Hayter, Jill K.; Houser, Scott; Lafrancois, Becky A.; Onafowora, Olugbenga; Colson, Gregory; Hoffer, Adam – Journal of Economic Education, 2015
Using 641 principles of economics students across four universities, the authors examine whether providing monetary incentives in a prisoner's dilemma game enhances student learning as measured by a set of common exam questions. Subjects either play a two-player prisoner's dilemma game for real money, play the same game with no money at stake…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Incentives, Educational Experiments, College Students
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Emerson, Tisha L. N.; McGoldrick, KimMarie; Mumford, Kevin J. – Journal of Economic Education, 2012
Underrepresentation of women in economics is documented in many studies. Investigation of its sources at the undergraduate level is examined through students' decisions to persist in economics, either beyond an introductory course or in their major choices. The authors add to the literature by analyzing students' decisions to take their first…
Descriptors: Females, Economics Education, Disproportionate Representation, Gender Differences
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Fenn, Aju J.; Johnson, Daniel K. N.; Smith, Mark Griffin; Stimpert, J. L. – Journal of Economic Education, 2010
Many economics majors write a senior thesis. Although this experience can be the pinnacle of their education, publication is not the common standard for undergraduates. The authors describe four approaches that have allowed students to get their work published: (1) identify a topic, such as competitive balance in sports, and have students work on…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, College Faculty, Majors (Students), Undergraduate Students
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Savage, Scott J. – Journal of Economic Education, 2009
The author evaluated the effect on student performance of using a new information technology (IT) enhancement that permits students to participate in the recording of lectures that can be downloaded later from the Internet. The author compared two sections of the same Intermediate Microeconomics class and observed the sample students to be…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Information Technology, Influence of Technology, Academic Achievement