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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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Li, Ishuan; Simonson, Robert – Journal of Economic Education, 2016
In this article, the authors describe the structure and assessment of a capstone course in economics. The outcomes are noteworthy for three reasons. First, among cited evidence to date, this is the only undergraduate economics program from a nonselective public university reporting similar achievements in undergraduate research paper publications.…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Student Research, College Seniors, Economics Education
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Bourne, Jenny; Grawe, Nathan D. – Journal of Economic Education, 2015
Several recent studies point to strong performance in economics PhD programs of graduates from liberal arts colleges. While every undergraduate program is unique and the likelihood of selection bias combines with small sample sizes to caution against drawing strong conclusions, the authors reflect on their experience at Carleton College to…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Economics Education, Doctoral Degrees, Undergraduate Study
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Chen, Qihui; Okediji, Tade O. – Journal of Economic Education, 2014
In this article, the authors illustrate how incentives can improve student performance in introductory economics courses. They implemented a policy experiment in a large introductory economics class in which they reminded students who scored below an announced cutoff score on the midterm exam about the risk of failing the course. The authors…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Introductory Courses, Incentives, Academic Achievement