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Balaban, Rita A.; Gilleskie, Donna B.; Tran, Uyen – Journal of Economic Education, 2016
This research provides evidence that the flipped classroom instructional format increases student final exam performance, relative to the traditional instructional format, in a large lecture principles of economics course. The authors find that the flipped classroom directly improves performance by 0.2 to 0.7 standardized deviations, depending on…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Statistical Analysis, Classroom Techniques, Evaluation Methods
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Dowd, Jason E.; Connolly, Michelle P.; Thompson, Robert J., Jr.; Reynolds, Julie A. – Journal of Economic Education, 2015
The Department of Economics at Duke University has endeavored to increase participation in undergraduate honors thesis research while ensuring a high-quality learning experience. Given the faculty-to-student ratio in the department (approximately 1:16), increasing research participation required the creation of a stable, replicable framework for…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Workshops, Writing Workshops, Economics Education
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Aguilar, Mike; Soques, Daniel – Journal of Economic Education, 2015
In this article, the authors introduce a pedagogical innovation that is designed to enhance students' understanding of fiscal policy in general, and the national debt and deficit in particular. The innovation leverages the educational advantages offered through a competitive environment by pitting teams of students against one another with the…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Instructional Innovation, Financial Policy, Debt (Financial)
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Grodner, Andrew; Rupp, Nicholas G. – Journal of Economic Education, 2013
In this article, the authors describe a field experiment in the classroom where principles of micro-economics students are randomly assigned into homework-required and not-required groups. The authors find that homework plays an important role in student learning, especially so for students who initially perform poorly in the course. Students in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Homework, Assignments
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Gilleskie, Donna B.; Salemi, Michael K. – Journal of Economic Education, 2012
In a typical economics principles course, students encounter a large number of concepts. In a literacy-targeted course, students study a "short list" of concepts that they can use for the rest of their lives. While a literacy-targeted principles course provides better education for nonmajors, it may place economic majors at a…
Descriptors: Economics Education, College Instruction, Course Content, Introductory Courses
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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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Salemi, Michael K. – Journal of Economic Education, 2009
One of the most important challenges facing college instructors of economics is helping students engage. Engagement is particularly important in a large-enrollment Principles of Economics course, where it can help students achieve a long-lived understanding of how economists use basic economic ideas to look at the world. The author reports how…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Technology Uses in Education, Feedback (Response), Learner Engagement