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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