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Yamarik, Steven – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
In this study, the author describes a classroom experiment on new trade theory appropriate for undergraduate international economics and trade courses. Students portray U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers with different average cost schedules. There are five rounds in the experiment, starting with autarky in the 1960s and ending with the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Economics Education, International Trade, Motor Vehicles
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Siegfried, John J. – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
Undergraduate degrees awarded in economics by U.S. colleges and universities were stagnant from 2009-10 through 2012-13, increased rapidly (almost 15 percent) over the two years from 2012-13 through 2014-15, but have again leveled off in 2015-16 and 2016-17.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Economics Education, Majors (Students), Academic Degrees
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Al-Bahrani, Abdullah; Patel, Darshak; Sheridan, Brandon J. – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
In this article, the authors discuss the results of a study of the perceptions of a national sample of economics faculty members from various institutions regarding the use of social media as a teaching tool in and out of the economics classroom. In the past few years, social media has become globally popular, and its use is ubiquitous among…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Social Media, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Chamlee-Wright, Emily; Hall, Joshua C.; Grube, Laura E. – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
In this article, the authors describe the Miller Upton Programs launched by the Beloit College Department of Economics in 2008. The programs aim to advance student understanding of the nature and causes of wealth and well-being. After describing the programs' core elements, the authors discuss ways in which they leverage economic discourse as a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, College Students, Economics Education, Program Descriptions
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Schmidt, Stephen – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
Introductory textbooks teach a simple normative story about the importance of maximizing economic surplus that supports common policy claims. There is little defense of the claim that maximizing surplus is normatively important, which is not obvious to non-economists. Difficulties with the claim that society should maximize surplus are generally…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Moral Values, Economics Education, Educational Policy
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Wight, Jonathan B. – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
The normative elements underlying efficiency are more complex than generally portrayed and rely upon ethical frameworks that are generally absent from classroom discussions. Most textbooks, for example, ignore the ethical differences between Pareto efficiency (based on voluntary win-win outcomes) and the modern Kaldor-Hicks efficiency used in…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Accountability, Efficiency, Economics Education
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Bosshardt, William; Walstad, William B. – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
The Baccalaureate and Beyond study from the National Center for Education Statistics at the U.S. Department of Education contains a nationally representative set of transcript data from colleges and university graduates in the 2007-2008 academic year, the latest year for which such data are available. The authors use the transcript data to analyze…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Business Administration Education, College Graduates, Longitudinal Studies
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Maier, Mark; Miller, John A. – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
Although the Index of Economic Freedom appears in many economic textbooks, their coverage of the index misses opportunities to teach statistical and policy-related concepts important for the principles course. The standard textbook presentation passes up an opportunity to examine the statistical issues of weighting in composite index numbers and…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Freedom, Indexes, Statistics
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Hansen, Bruce E. – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
The field of econometrics largely started with time series analysis because many early datasets were time-series macroeconomic data. As the field developed, more cross-sectional and longitudinal datasets were collected, which today dominate the majority of academic empirical research. In nonacademic (private sector, central bank, and governmental)…
Descriptors: Economics, Economics Education, Undergraduate Students, College Instruction
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Méndez-Carbajo, Diego; Asarta, Carlos J. – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
In this article, the authors discuss the use of Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED) statistics to teach the concept of price elasticity of demand in an introduction to economics course. By using real data in its computation, they argue that instructors can create a value-adding context for illustrating and applying a foundational concept in…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Teaching Methods, Supply and Demand, Concept Teaching
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Rouse, Cecilia Elena – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
There are many aspects of the "economics of education" that would make excellent examples for introductory economics students. The author presents two topics that are central to the economics of education and to human capital theory: the economic benefit (or "returns") to schooling and educational attainment as an investment.…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Educational Principles, Educational Practices, Introductory Courses
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Reese, William A., Jr.; Robins, Russell P. – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
This exercise helps instructors teach students how to perform a simple event study. The study tests to see if stocks earn abnormal returns when added to the S&P 500. Students select a random sample of stocks that were added to the index between January 2000 and July 2015. The accompanying spreadsheet calculates cumulative abnormal returns and…
Descriptors: Finance Occupations, Business Administration Education, Learning Activities, Money Management
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VanderMolen, Julia; Spivey, Christy – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
In this article, the authors discuss and describe the implementation of and lessons learned from a course project centered on the creation of an infographic in a health economics course and an introduction to health research course. Students were asked to create a simple infographic about a particular topic, after researching and gathering data on…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Visual Aids, Learner Engagement, Communication Skills
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Campbell, Arthur; Feinstein, Jonathan S.; Hong, Soonwook; Qian, Sharon; Williams, Trevor C. – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
The authors present an empirical analysis of what is taught in core micro-economics at a set of top U.S. doctoral economics programs. Their aim is to evaluate the diversity across programs and assess whether there are distinct "schools of thought" in graduate economics education. Their empirical findings reveal substantial, in fact,…
Descriptors: Microeconomics, Economics Education, Graduate Study, Doctoral Programs
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Beaudin, Laura; Berdiev, Aziz N.; Kaminaga, Allison Shwachman; Mirmirani, Sam; Tebaldi, Edinaldo – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
The authors describe a unique approach to enhancing student learning at the introductory economics level that utilizes a multi-section, team-based competition. The competition is structured to supplement learning throughout the entire introductory course. Student teams are presented with current economic issues, trends, or events, and use economic…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Introductory Courses, Competition, Group Activities
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