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Burdina, Mariya; Sasser, Sue Lynn – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
In this article, the authors propose to enhance the syllabus for economic courses with economic explanations. They argue that providing economic rationale for course policies can increase student interest in the course and at the same time positively affect student attitude toward course policies. The authors describe practical strategies for…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Economics Education, Student Attitudes, Policy
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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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Siegfried, John J.; Walstad, William B. – Journal of Economic Education, 2014
Survey results from a large sample of economics departments describe offerings for principles courses, coursework requirements for economics majors, and program augmentations such as capstone courses, senior seminars, and honors programs. Findings are reported for all institutions, and institutions are subdivided into six different categories…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Majors (Students), Required Courses, Degree Requirements
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de Araujo, Pedro; O'Sullivan, Roisin; Simpson, Nicole B. – Journal of Economic Education, 2013
A lack of consensus remains on what should form the theoretical core of the undergraduate intermediate macroeconomic course. In determining how to deal with the Keynesian/classical divide, instructors must decide whether to follow the modern approach of building macroeconomic relationships from micro foundations, or to use the traditional approach…
Descriptors: Macroeconomics, Economics Education, Course Content, Teaching Methods
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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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Wade, Bruce H.; Stone, Jack H. – Journal of Economic Education, 2010
The authors describe an interdisciplinary course team-taught by an economist and a sociologist. Historically mindful of the less than amicable relationship between these disciplines, these colleagues developed a course that attempted to illuminate the different perspectives of economics and sociology in relation to selected health themes. Such a…
Descriptors: Course Content, Sociology, Barriers, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Borland, Melvin V.; Howsen, Roy M. – Journal of Economic Education, 2009
The typical profit-maximization solution for the joint-production problem found in intermediate texts, managerial texts, and other texts concerned with optimal pricing is oversimplified and inconsistent with profit maximization, unless there is either no excess of any of the joint products or no costs associated with dumping. However, it is an…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Course Content, Costs, Mathematical Formulas