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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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Gwartney, James – Journal of Economic Education, 2012
Advanced Placement economics leaves thousands of high school students with a misleading impression of modern economics. The courses fail to cover key sources of growth and prosperity, including private ownership, dynamic competition, and entrepreneurship. The tools of public choice economics are totally ignored. Government is modeled as a…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Economics Education, Fundamental Concepts, Course Content
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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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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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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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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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Steindl, Frank G. – Journal of Economic Education, 2000
Focuses on the effect of interest rates on the increased use of credit cards, a popular method of financing households. Uses three models to demonstrate that interest rates must rise, resulting in increased consumption expenditures. (CMK)
Descriptors: Course Content, Credit (Finance), Economic Factors, Economics
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Loomis, David G.; Cox, James E., Jr. – Journal of Economic Education, 2000
Discusses four reasons why economic forecasting courses are important: (1) forecasting skills are in demand by businesses; (2) forecasters are in demand; (3) forecasting courses have positive externalities; (4) and forecasting provides a real-world context. Describes what should be taught in an economic forecasting course. (CMK)
Descriptors: Course Content, Economics, Economics Education, Educational Benefits
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Revier, Charles F. – Journal of Economic Education, 2000
Focuses on the IS-LM model providing a graphical analysis designed to clarify the confusion induced by misleading statements in several major macroeconomics textbooks concerning the connection between policy effectiveness and the slopes of the IS and LM curves. Includes references. (CMK)
Descriptors: Causal Models, Course Content, Economics, Economics Education
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Smith, Harlan M., II – Journal of Economic Education, 1997
Illustrates how, using introductory-level microeconomic models, an instructor can show various economic theorists' explanations of short run employment and output fluctuations. Identifies the competing schools of thought as old Keynesian, new Keynesian, and new Classical (which includes real business cycle theorists). Includes illustrative graphs…
Descriptors: Business Cycles, Causal Models, Course Content, Economics
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Agarwal, Rajshree; Day, A. Edward – Journal of Economic Education, 2000
Presents a Web site that utilizes the Learning-by-Objective (LBO) model that integrates Internet tools for knowledge transmission, communication, and assessment of learning. Explains that the LBO model has been used in creating micro and macroeconomic course Web sites with WebCT software. (CMK)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Course Content, Economics, Economics Education
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Motahar, Eshragh – Journal of Economic Education, 1994
Reports on the use of Microsim, a computer simulation, to teach an introductory college statistics/econometrics course. Reports enhanced student involvement, improved student achievement, and positive student attitudes toward the course as a result of using the simulation. (CFR)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Course Content
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Donihue, Michael R. – Journal of Economic Education, 1995
Contends that academic departments have come under increasing scrutiny in terms of the scope of curriculum and teaching methods. Describes a senior undergraduate economics course in which the primary objective was to give students opportunities to combine theoretical training with quantitative skills and apply them to real-world problems. (CFR)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development
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Johnston, Carol G; James, Richard H.; Lye, Jenny N.; McDonald, Ian M. – Journal of Economic Education, 2000
Describes and evaluates a package of measures designed to introduce a collaborative problem-solving (CPS) approach to learning tutorials of a second-year university macroeconomics subject. Presents findings related to the influence of CPS on tutors' teaching experiences, students' attitudes attendance and hours of study, and academic achievement.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Course Content, Economics Education, Higher Education
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Erekson, O. Homer; And Others – Journal of Economic Education, 1996
Identifies six significant themes for teaching intermediate macroeconomics at the college level. Included are the need for a unifying approach, adaptability of course content, emphasis on formalism, coordination within the economics curriculum, stimulation of student learning, and needs for assessment. Discusses additional options for…
Descriptors: Academic Education, College Instruction, Course Content, Curriculum Development
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