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Siegfried, John J. – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
Undergraduate degrees awarded in economics by U.S. colleges and universities were stagnant from 2009-10 through 2012-13, increased rapidly (almost 15 percent) over the two years from 2012-13 through 2014-15, but have again leveled off in 2015-16.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Economics Education, Majors (Students), Academic Degrees
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Siegfried, John J. – Journal of Economic Education, 2016
The number of undergraduate economics degrees awarded by colleges and universities in the United States rose by 18 percent from 2007 to 2010. The upward trend ended abruptly in 2010 and was followed by three years of virtual stagnation (Siegfried 2014). In 2013-14, undergraduate economics degrees began to accelerate again, rising about 5 percent…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Economics Education, Trend Analysis, Academic Degrees
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Milkman, Martin I.; Marjadi, Riza; McCoy, James P. – Journal of Economic Education, 2016
This is the first article that compares terminal master's degree programs in economics from universities that have a PhD program in economics with those that do not offer PhD programs in economics. The authors compare these differences based on surveys in 2002 and 2012. They examine differences in general program characteristics, department…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Doctoral Programs, Economics Education, Comparative Analysis
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Siegfried, John J. – Journal of Economic Education, 2013
The 2007-10 growth spurt (18 percent over three years) in U.S. undergraduate economics degrees came to an abrupt end in 2011 and 2012. Degrees awarded grew less than one percent over the past two years.
Descriptors: Economics Education, Bachelors Degrees, Educational Trends, Tables (Data)
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Siegfried, John J. – Journal of Economic Education, 2010
The trend in U.S. undergraduate economics degrees continued its upward trajectory in 2008-9. (Contains 3 tables.)
Descriptors: Economics Education, Bachelors Degrees, Undergraduate Study, Educational Trends
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Siegfried, John J. – Journal of Economic Education, 2007
This article reports on the trends in undergraduate economics degrees from 1991-2006. Undergraduate degrees in economics awarded by U.S. colleges and universities enjoyed an upward trajectory for eight consecutive years from 1997 through 2005. On the basis of the steady climb in economics majors from 2000 to 2005, "Newsweek" (December 26, 2005)…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Bachelors Degrees, Undergraduate Study, Educational Trends
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Siegfried, John J. – Journal of Economic Education, 2004
July 2001 to June 2003 may have been dismal for the Dow Jones Industrial Average (down 14 percent), but it was a bull market for economics majors (up 23 percent). The greatest increase in undergraduate economics degrees over the two-year period was at state universities (up 32 percent), in particular large flagship state universities with…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Bachelors Degrees, State Universities, Private Colleges
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DeLorme, Charles D. Jr.; And Others – Journal of Economic Education, 1979
Reports on a faculty evaluation system used at the College of Business Administration of the University of Georgia. Data analyzed included effects of publications, teaching experience, departmental affiliation, school from which Ph.D. was granted, and teaching effectiveness on faculty member's salaries. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Data Analysis, Economics Education, Higher Education
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Kennedy, Peter – Journal of Economic Education, 1986
Concludes that for most researchers trained in classical statistics, the use of the Bayesian approach requires substantial retooling. Observes that the technical details of the Bayesian approach are formidable, and will require studying textbooks, applications, and computer packages, as well as consulting colleagues. (Author/JDH)
Descriptors: Bayesian Statistics, Data Analysis, Economic Research, Economics Education
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Lumsden, Keith G.; Scott, Alex – Journal of Economic Education, 1987
Traces student comprehension in beginning economics course examinations in the United Kingdom from 1969 to 1973. Demonstrates that males performed better on multiple-choice tests, females performed better on essay examinations, and that female learning rates were lower than male learning rates. Reviews the influence of precollege courses. Includes…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Test Interpretation