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Winters, John V.; Xu, Weineng – Journal of Economic Education, 2014
Economics has been shown to be a relatively high-earning college major, but geographic differences in earnings have been largely overlooked. The authors of this article use the American Community Survey to examine geographic differences in both absolute earnings and relative earnings for economics majors. They find that there are substantial…
Descriptors: Geographic Location, Economics Education, Economics, Salary Wage Differentials
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Stock, Wendy A.; Siegfried, John J. – Journal of Economic Education, 2014
In this article, the authors summarize their 15 years of research on graduate education in economics in the United States. They examine all stages of the process, from the undergraduate origins of eventual economics PhDs to their attrition and time-to-degree outcomes. For PhD completers, the authors examine job market outcomes, research…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Economics, Educational Research, Graduate Study
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Siegfried, John J. – Journal of Economic Education, 2014
The 2007-10 growth spurt (18 percent over three years) in U.S. undergraduate economics degrees stalled out in 2011. Degrees awarded have been relatively constant over the past three years.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Economics Education, Bachelors Degrees, Educational Trends
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Chen, Qihui; Tian, Guoqiang; Okediji, Tade O. – Journal of Economic Education, 2014
The authors of this article implement a quasi-experimental strategy to estimate peer effects in economic education by exploiting the institutional setting in a large public university in China, where roommates are randomly assigned conditional on a student's major and province of origin. They found significant impacts of peer academic quality,…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Evidence, Economics Education, Peer Influence
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McCoy, James P.; Milkman, Martin I.; Marjadi, Riza – Journal of Economic Education, 2014
In this article, the authors present results from a survey of Masters of Economics program directors to determine the missions, inputs, and outcomes of these degree programs throughout the United States and Canada. They compare results of this survey to those of two previous studies that they conducted 20 and 10 years ago. Respondents were asked…
Descriptors: Masters Degrees, Masters Programs, Graduate Study, Economics Education
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Kassens, Alice Louise – Journal of Economic Education, 2014
Economics appears to be lagging behind other fields in the adoption of Web 2.0 technologies in the classroom. Twitter is an online microblogging utility, permitting posts of up to 140 characters called tweets. The utility is rapidly making its way into secondary and post-secondary classrooms as a complement to traditional instruction and an active…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Web 2.0 Technologies, Technology Uses in Education, Macroeconomics
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Chen, Qihui; Okediji, Tade O. – Journal of Economic Education, 2014
In this article, the authors illustrate how incentives can improve student performance in introductory economics courses. They implemented a policy experiment in a large introductory economics class in which they reminded students who scored below an announced cutoff score on the midterm exam about the risk of failing the course. The authors…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Introductory Courses, Incentives, Academic Achievement
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Main, Joyce B.; Ost, Ben – Journal of Economic Education, 2014
The authors apply a regression-discontinuity design to identify the causal impact of letter grades on student effort within a course, subsequent credit hours taken, and the probability of majoring in economics. Their methodology addresses key issues in identifying the causal impact of letter grades: correlation with unobservable factors, such as…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Course Selection (Students), Majors (Students), Student Behavior
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Arnold, Ivo J. M.; Rowaan, Wietske – Journal of Economic Education, 2014
In this study, the authors investigate the relationships among gender, math skills, motivation, and study success in economics and econometrics. They find that female students have stronger intrinsic motivation, yet lower study confidence than their male counterparts. They also find weak evidence for a gender gap over the entire first-year…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Economics Education, Success, Gender Differences
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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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Hennessey, Jessica – Journal of Economic Education, 2014
In this article, the author presents a way of using in-class debates to discuss contentious issues and help students develop critical thinking skills. Three elements were incorporated into an undergraduate public finance course: a presentation of ethical approaches in order to formally discuss normative issues, class debates which required…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Debate, Critical Thinking, Undergraduate Students
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Nieswiadomy, Michael – Journal of Economic Education, 2014
Using 1994-95, 2002-3, and 2008-9 data, the author found that economics majors scored well on the LSAT® (1998, 2006, 2010). These results are often posted on university economics (and other) department Web sites. The author, who updates the prior studies using current data for law school applicants for the 2012-13 class of students entering law…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Majors (Students), Standardized Tests, Law Schools
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Valcarcel, Victor J. – Journal of Economic Education, 2013
The author provides a general model to incentivize student involvement in an economics course on an ongoing basis. Rather than presenting students with a discrete number of diverse experiments to illustrate different economic concepts, he opts for the adoption of a single experiment that lives for the duration of the semester. This approach…
Descriptors: Macroeconomics, Economics Education, Learner Engagement, Student Participation
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Tinkler, Sarah; Woods, James – Journal of Economic Education, 2013
The authors evaluated principles of macroeconomics textbooks for readability using Coh-Metrix, a computational linguistics tool. Additionally, they conducted an experiment on Amazon's Mechanical Turk Web site in which participants ranked the readability of text samples. There was a wide range of scores on readability indexes both among…
Descriptors: Macroeconomics, Textbooks, Readability, Computational Linguistics
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Acemoglu, Daron – Journal of Economic Education, 2013
A central theme of this article is that economics instructors should spend more time teaching about economic growth and development at the undergraduate level because the topic is of interest to students, is less abstract than other macroeconomic topics, and is the focus of exciting research in economics. Facts and data can be presented to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Economic Development, Macroeconomics, Models
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