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Dalziel, Paul; Lavoie, Marc – Journal of Economic Education, 2003
Suggests a method to teach John Keynes's principle of effective demand using a standard aggregate labor market diagram familiar to students taking advanced undergraduate macroeconomics courses. States the analysis incorporates Michal Kalecki's version to show Keynesian unemployment as a point on the aggregate labor demand curve inside the…
Descriptors: College Students, Course Content, Economics, Economics Education
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Hartley, James E. – Journal of Economic Education, 2001
Describes an introductory economics course in which all of the reading material is drawn from the Great Books of Western Civilization. Explains the rationale and mechanics of the course. Includes an annotated course syllabus that details how the reading material relates to the lecture material. (RLH)
Descriptors: Classics (Literature), College Curriculum, Course Content, Economics
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Siegfried, John J. – Journal of Economic Education, 2001
Outlines principles that guide a successful undergraduate economics honors program: simplicity, accessibility, skill development, risk minimization, and incentives to combat procrastination. Describes a model which specifies three of the usual six electives and requires a senior thesis that makes an original contribution to economics…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Course Content, Economics, Economics Education
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Gartner, Manfred – Journal of Economic Education, 2001
Examines how much time is spent in economics and management sciences programs; how much time is allocated among different courses within programs; what common thematic denominators exist; and whether and in what way content in microeconomics and macroeconomics courses differs. (RLH)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Course Content, Economics Education, Foreign Countries
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McConnell, Campbell R.; Sosin, Kim – Journal of Economic Education, 1984
A survey of economics and business college students showed that students were unfavorably disposed toward large classes. In attempting to explain the attitude of students toward large classes, the instructor's popularity and students receiving high grades improved the course rating. Course subject matter and student gender also made a difference.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Business Education, Class Size, Course Content
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Ferber, Marianne A. – Journal of Economic Education, 1984
The first part of the article summarizes evidence that women students appear to be at some disadvantage in economics courses at all levels and presents some suggestions for mitigating this problem. The second part provides illustrations of how more information about and relevant to women can be integrated into economics courses. (RM)
Descriptors: Course Content, Economics Education, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hartman, David G. – Journal of Economic Education, 1978
Reports the results of a study of the effects of intermediate economics courses on knowledge and understanding of economic concepts among undergraduate students at Harvard University. Courses involved in the study included micro and macro courses, field courses, a theoretical course, and a policy-oriented course. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Course Content, Data Analysis, Economics Education
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Douglas, Evan J. – Journal of Economic Education, 1979
Suggests that business students should be offered business-related economics courses on subjects such as managerial economics and business conditions analysis. Philosophy and content of these courses are suggested. (DB)
Descriptors: Business Education, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Economics Education
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Lage, Maureen J.; Platt, Glenn J.; Treglia, Michael – Journal of Economic Education, 2000
Describes a teaching strategy called the inverted classroom that enables instructors of introductory economics courses to address students' different learning styles within the time constraints of the class. Explains that in the inverted classroom the events that traditionally take place during class time now take place outside the classroom and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Course Content, Economics Education, Educational Strategies
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Hazlett, Denise – Journal of Economic Education, 2000
Describes a classroom experiment in which students see how competitive markets underproduce in the presence of a positive externality. States that this experiment is used in a principles of economics course to introduce the idea of market failure. Explains that participants take the role of buyers of education, sellers of education, or interested…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Course Content, Economics Education, Education
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Bernard, John C.; Schulze, William – Journal of Economic Education, 2000
Describes a computerized English-auction experiment that helps students to understand marginal cost and its interrelationships with supply and the efficiency of competitive markets. Explains that the English auction is in a market where there are many sellers (students) and one buyer (computer). States that this exercise offers a good introduction…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Computer Uses in Education, Course Content, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Truscott, Michael H.; Rustogi, Hemant; Young Corinne B. – Journal of Economic Education, 2000
Describes a simulation exercise called "The Summit of the Americas" that enables students to apply economic concepts. Discusses the four segments of the simulation: (1) pre-negotiation phase; (2) negotiation phase; (3) the debriefing phase; and (4) an economic impact report. Addresses the issues involved when incorporating the simulation into a…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Course Content, Economics Education, Educational Strategies
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Maeshiro, Asatoshi – Journal of Economic Education, 2000
Illustrates the bias of the ordinary least squares (OLS) estimator for the first-order stochastic difference equations. Utilizes a small letter y denote a value of the corresponding random variable Y because it is important for students to distinguish a random variable from its realization. (CMK)
Descriptors: Bias, Course Content, Econometrics, Economics Education
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Lopus, Jane S. – Journal of Economic Education, 1997
Asserts that most research into the effects of high school economics curriculum upon performance in college level economics courses fails to consider that secondary economics education rarely teaches micro- and macroeconomic concepts. Discovers that any gap in learning between students in economics is narrowed by the first semester in college.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, College Bound Students, College Preparation
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Garratt, Rod – Journal of Economic Education, 2000
Describes a two-stage experiment where students play the role of farmers who must select one of four markets (corn, wheat, rice, or soybeans). Demonstrates the process leading to equilibrium in a multimarket setting. Includes an appendix with the farmer profit chart and homework exercises. (CMK)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Course Content, Economics, Economics Education
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