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Gundersen, Sara; Shwachman Kaminaga, Allison – Journal of Economic Education, 2019
The authors describe an innovative active learning strategy for a course on the economics of developing countries--a project designing a small-scale economic development project. Student teams research issues faced by developing countries and identify a specific problem in a specific locale. Students then create a detailed, feasible plan to…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Economic Development, Student Projects, Active Learning
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Sirois, Louis-Philippe – Journal of Economic Education, 2019
Economics and business students are taught that sunk costs are irrelevant to their decisions. Yet, there is ample evidence that managers fail to integrate this simple rule and fall prey to what is known as the sunk-costs bias. To mitigate cognitive biases, such as the sunk-cost bias, educators must raise students' awareness of these common…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Business Administration Education, Costs, Decision Making
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Moryl, Rebecca L.; Gabriele, Florencia; Desvira, Jannet – Journal of Economic Education, 2019
In this article, the authors describe an innovative charades-based educational game, HeadsUp! Econ, and its use for effective economics instruction. Results of a self-assessment survey of students demonstrate that implementing HeadsUp! Econ as an active learning game provides students opportunities to: (1) practice identifying which concepts are…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Economics Education, Review (Reexamination), Active Learning
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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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Busom, Isabel; Lopez-Mayan, Cristina; Panadés, Judith – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
Economic views held by the general public tend to differ significantly from those of economic experts. Would these differences fade away if people were exposed to some economic instruction? In this article, the authors identify college students' preconceptions about economic issues at the beginning of the semester, verify their persistence…
Descriptors: Economics Education, College Freshmen, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Moryl, Rebecca L. – Journal of Economic Education, 2016
In this article, the author describes a group project to create student-generated podcasts on economics topics. This project provides an innovative opportunity for students to demonstrate proficiency in skills required for the undergraduate economics major and valued in the professional marketplace. Results of a student self-assessment survey on…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Audio Equipment, Information Dissemination, Student Projects
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Hammock, Michael R.; Routon, P. Wesley; Walker, Jay K. – Journal of Economic Education, 2016
Using longitudinal data on undergraduates from 463 American colleges and universities from 1994-99, the authors examine how majoring in economics affects student opinions on 13 social, political, and economic issues. Economics majors were found to begin and end their college tenure with differing opinions on several issues when compared to other…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Majors (Students), Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students
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Engelhardt, Lucas M. – Journal of Economic Education, 2015
In this article, the author presents a price-takers' market simulation geared toward principles-level students. This simulation demonstrates that price-taking behavior is a natural result of the conditions that create perfect competition. In trials, there is a significant degree of price convergence in just three or four rounds. Students find this…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Simulation, Free Enterprise System, Competition
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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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Goossens, Amélie; Méon, Pierre-Guillaume – Journal of Economic Education, 2015
Using a survey of a large group of first- and final-year students of different disciplines to study their beliefs in the existence of mutual benefits of market transactions, the authors observe significant differences between economics and business students versus students of other disciplines. These differences increase over time, due partly to…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Comparative Analysis, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys
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Aguilar, Mike; Soques, Daniel – Journal of Economic Education, 2015
In this article, the authors introduce a pedagogical innovation that is designed to enhance students' understanding of fiscal policy in general, and the national debt and deficit in particular. The innovation leverages the educational advantages offered through a competitive environment by pitting teams of students against one another with the…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Instructional Innovation, Financial Policy, Debt (Financial)
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Imazeki, Jennifer – Journal of Economic Education, 2014
Over the last few years, classroom response systems (or "clickers") have become increasingly common. Although most systems require students to use a standalone handheld device, bring-your-own-device (BYOD) systems allow students to use devices they already own (e.g., a cell phone, tablet or laptop) to submit responses via text message or…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Audience Response Systems, Comparative Analysis
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Strasser, Georg; Wolfe, Marketa Halova – Journal of Economic Education, 2014
The authors describe their experience with integrating a semester-long economic analysis project into an intermediate macroeconomic theory course. Students work in teams of "economic advisors" to write a series of nested reports that analyze the current state of the economy, and propose and evaluate policies for a decision-maker. The…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Macroeconomics, Group Activities, Student Projects
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Van Horn, Robert; Van Horn, Monica – Journal of Economic Education, 2013
In this article, the authors examine two ways that they use music (i.e., popular song lyrics) as an active learning technique in an undergraduate history of economic thought course. First, they use music to help students grasp the ideas of the great thinkers in economics and see their relevance today. Second, because they require students to read…
Descriptors: Economics Education, History Instruction, Music, College Instruction
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Cameron, Michael P. – Journal of Economic Education, 2012
Blogs provide a dynamic interactive medium for online discussion, consistent with communal constructivist pedagogy. The author of this article describes and evaluates a blog assignment used in the teaching and assessment of a small (40-60 students) introductory economics course. Using qualitative and quantitative data collected across four…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Introductory Courses
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