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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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Cartwright, Edward; Stepanova, Anna – Journal of Economic Education, 2012
The authors ask whether writing a report on a classroom experiment increases a student's performance in an end-of-course test. To answer this question, the authors analyzed data from a first-year undergraduate course based on classroom experiments and found that writing a report has a large positive benefit. They conclude, therefore, that it is…
Descriptors: Experiments, Class Activities, Reports, Writing (Composition)
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Lagerlof, Johan N. M.; Seltzer, Andrew J. – Journal of Economic Education, 2009
The authors examined the effects of remedial mathematics on performance in university-level economics courses using a natural experiment. They studied exam results prior and subsequent to the implementation of a remedial mathematics course that was compulsory for a subset of students and unavailable for the others, controlling for background…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Remedial Mathematics, Economics Education, Transfer of Training
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Friedman, Milton – Journal of Economic Education, 1983
Examined are the quantity theory of money and the recent application of monetary policy in Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In all three countries, the reduction of monetary growth has reduced inflation. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Economic Climate, Economic Factors, Economics, Inflation (Economics)
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Whitehead, David J.; Halil, Tony – Journal of Economic Education, 1991
Describes the administration of the U.S. Test of Economic Literacy (TEL) to eleventh and twelfth grade students in the United Kingdom and the United States. Compares British and U.S. test results. Reports that British students performed better than their U.S. counterparts. Discusses differences between British and U.S. research in economics…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Evaluation, Economics Education, Educational Testing
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Tay, Richard S. – Journal of Economic Education, 1994
Reports on a study of student academic performance among 1,314 first-year business students at a technical university in Singapore. Concludes that older students, students with prior economic course experience, male students, and ethnic Chinese students performed better than their counterparts. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Context, Cultural Influences