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Arnold, Ivo J. M.; Rowaan, Wietske – Journal of Economic Education, 2014
In this study, the authors investigate the relationships among gender, math skills, motivation, and study success in economics and econometrics. They find that female students have stronger intrinsic motivation, yet lower study confidence than their male counterparts. They also find weak evidence for a gender gap over the entire first-year…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Economics Education, Success, Gender Differences
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Gärtner, Manfred; Griesbach, Björn; Jung, Florian – Journal of Economic Education, 2013
The Great Recession raised questions of what and how macroeconomists teach at academic institutions around the globe, and what changes in the macroeconomics curriculum should be made. The authors conducted a survey of undergraduate macroeconomics instructors affiliated with colleges and universities in Europe and the United States at the end of…
Descriptors: Macroeconomics, Economics Education, Economic Climate, College Instruction
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Arnold, Ivo J. M.; Straten, Jerry T. – Journal of Economic Education, 2012
The importance of math skills for study success in economics has been widely researched. This article adds to the literature by combining information on students' math skills and their motivation. The authors are thus able to present a rich picture of why students succeed in their study of economics and to confirm previous findings that deficient…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Mathematics Skills, Student Motivation, Factor Analysis
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Arnold, Ivo J. M. – Journal of Economic Education, 2008
The author examines the relationship between research productivity and teaching effectiveness using data from the Erasmus School of Economics. The initial findings indicate a positive overall relationship between the variables. A more detailed analysis reveals a sharp reversal in the nature of the relationship. Although the relationship is…
Descriptors: Productivity, Program Effectiveness, Instructional Effectiveness, Economics
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Goeree, Michelle S.; Hinloopen, Jeroen – Journal of Economic Education, 2008
The authors describe a classroom experiment that illustrates the research and development investment incentives facing firms when technological spillovers are present. The game involves two stages in which student "sellers" first make investment decisions and then production decisions. The classroom game can be used to motivate…
Descriptors: Investment, Research and Development, Economics Education, Incentives
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Magnus, Jan R.; Polterovich, Victor M.; Danilov, Dmitri L.; Savvateev, Alexei V. – Journal of Economic Education, 2002
Examines attitude differences about cheating among high school, undergraduate, and graduate students in the United States, Russia, the Netherlands, and Israel. Finds attitudes about cheating vary greatly among these countries and depend upon student's educational level. Shows that the data can be aggregated to produce a tolerance of cheating index…
Descriptors: Cheating, Cultural Differences, Educational Research, Foreign Countries