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Chiang, Eric P.; Sumell, Albert J. – Journal of Economic Education, 2019
The concept of mindfulness has received significant attention in recent years as the effects of ubiquitous distractions become more apparent in the workplace and in education. This study examines the relationship between three measures of mindfulness and student performance among a sample of 922 students in introductory economics classes from two…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Economics Education, College Students, Personality Traits
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Emerson, Tisha L. N.; McGoldrick, KimMarie – Journal of Economic Education, 2019
Using student transcripts from six institutions over a 23-year timespan, the authors investigate the movement of students into and out of the economics major. Considerable movement between majors occurs with 83 percent of economics graduates switching in after their first principles course. These eventual majors come from a variety of sources, but…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Economics Education, Undergraduate Students, Academic Achievement
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Espey, Molly – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
Student and team performance in 17 sections of an introductory microeconomic theory course taught using team-based learning are analyzed to determine what measurable characteristics of teams influence team and individual outcomes. Results suggest that team performance is positively influenced by the grade point average of the top individual on the…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Teamwork, Introductory Courses, Microeconomics
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Emerson, Tisha L. N.; English, Linda K. – Journal of Economic Education, 2016
The authors' data contain inter- and intra-class variations in experiments to which students in a principles of microeconomics course were exposed. These variations allowed the estimation of the effect on student achievement from the experimental treatment generally, as well as effects associated with participation in specific experiments. The…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Teaching Methods, Microeconomics, Control Groups
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Happ, Roland; Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, Olga; Schmidt, Susanne – Journal of Economic Education, 2016
In this article, the authors present the findings of a pretest-posttest measurement of the economic knowledge of students in introductory economics courses in undergraduate study programs in Germany. The responses of 403 students to 14 items selected from the "Test of Economic Literacy" (Soper and Walstad 1987) were analyzed to identify…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Introductory Courses, Economics Education, Pretests Posttests
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Emerson, Tisha L. N.; English, Linda K.; McGoldrick, KimMarie – Journal of Economic Education, 2015
In this study, the authors employed a quasi-experimental research design to examine the efficacy of a cooperative learning pedagogy (i.e., think-pair-share exercises) integrated into sections of microeconomic principles. Materials, exercises, and assessment instruments for all study sections are identical except for the nature of the…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Quasiexperimental Design, Microeconomics, Educational Principles
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Chen, Jennjou; Lin, Tsui-Fang – Journal of Economic Education, 2015
The authors' main purpose in this article is to examine whether peer presence, measured by overall class attendance rate, has any significant effect on college students' academic performance. They use a rich dataset from an intermediate microeconomics course from the fall of 2008 to the spring of 2013 at a public university in Taiwan. The…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Microeconomics, College Students, Attendance
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Rousu, Matthew C.; Corrigan, Jay R.; Harris, David; Hayter, Jill K.; Houser, Scott; Lafrancois, Becky A.; Onafowora, Olugbenga; Colson, Gregory; Hoffer, Adam – Journal of Economic Education, 2015
Using 641 principles of economics students across four universities, the authors examine whether providing monetary incentives in a prisoner's dilemma game enhances student learning as measured by a set of common exam questions. Subjects either play a two-player prisoner's dilemma game for real money, play the same game with no money at stake…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Incentives, Educational Experiments, College Students
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Andrietti, Vincenzo; Velasco, Carlos – Journal of Economic Education, 2015
The authors analyze matched administrative survey data on economics students enrolled in two econometrics courses offered in consecutive terms at a major public university in Spain to assess the impact of lecture attendance and study time on academic performance. Using proxy variables in a cross-sectional regression setting, they find a positive…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Attendance, Academic Achievement, Study Habits
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Chen, Qihui; Tian, Guoqiang; Okediji, Tade O. – Journal of Economic Education, 2014
The authors of this article implement a quasi-experimental strategy to estimate peer effects in economic education by exploiting the institutional setting in a large public university in China, where roommates are randomly assigned conditional on a student's major and province of origin. They found significant impacts of peer academic quality,…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Evidence, Economics Education, Peer Influence
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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
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Nieswiadomy, Michael – Journal of Economic Education, 2014
Using 1994-95, 2002-3, and 2008-9 data, the author found that economics majors scored well on the LSAT® (1998, 2006, 2010). These results are often posted on university economics (and other) department Web sites. The author, who updates the prior studies using current data for law school applicants for the 2012-13 class of students entering law…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Majors (Students), Standardized Tests, Law Schools
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Neal, Derek – Journal of Economic Education, 2013
Education officials often use one assessment system both to create measures of student achievement and to create performance metrics for educators. However, modern standardized testing systems are not designed to produce performance metrics for teachers or principals. They are designed to produce reliable measures of individual student achievement…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Assessment, Academic Achievement, Teacher Evaluation
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Artes, Joaquin; Rahona, Marta – Journal of Economic Education, 2013
In this article, the authors aim to identify the causal effect of the use of graded problem sets on academic performance of Spanish students. The identification strategy relies on an experiment in which the authors exploit variation arising from observing the performance of nearly 300 students taking the same class during the same semester and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Comparative Analysis, Academic Achievement
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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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