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Cutler, David M. – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
Health care is one of the economy's biggest industries, so it is natural that the health care industry should play some role in the teaching of introductory economics. There are many ways that health care can appear in such a context: in the teaching of microeconomics, as a macroeconomic issue, to learn about social welfare, and even to learn how…
Descriptors: Health Care Costs, Health Services, Economics Education, Microeconomics
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Siegfried, John J. – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
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.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Economics Education, Majors (Students), Academic Degrees
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Karlan, Dean – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
The reality television show "Survivor" has been a ratings success on CBS for over 16 years. In the show, 16 strangers are marooned in a remote location, required to compete in physical and mental challenges and periodically vote to eliminate players from the game. The last person remaining wins one million dollars. The author uses this…
Descriptors: Television, Popular Culture, Economics Education, Microeconomics
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Naples, Michele I. – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
Visually-impaired students require tailored pedagogies to ensure their instruction is as high quality as for sighted students. They follow board work during class by referring to typed class notes provided ahead of time via a Braille reader, and in-class small groups solving problems create an inclusive "esprit de corps" and promote…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Macroeconomics, Visual Impairments, Economics Education
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Walstad, William; Urban, Carly; Asarta, Carlos J.; Breitbach, Elizabeth; Bosshardt, William; Heath, Julie; O'Neill, Barbara; Wagner, Jamie; Xiao, Jing Jian – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
This review discusses the heterogeneity in the effectiveness of financial education programs that occurs because of the unique conditions for programs and methods to evaluate them. The authors define six groups served by financial education: children, youth, college students and young adults, working adults, military personnel, and low-income…
Descriptors: Money Management, Consumer Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
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Förster, Manuel; Happ, Roland; Molerov, Dimitar – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
In this article, the authors present the adaptation and validation processes conducted to render the American "Test of Financial Literacy" (TFL) suitable for use in Germany (TFL-G). First, they outline the translation procedure followed and the various cultural adjustments made in line with international standards. Next, they present…
Descriptors: Money Management, Tests, Scores, Test Content
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Duke, Joshua M.; Sassoon, David M. – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
The concept of negative externality is central to the teaching of environmental economics, but corrective taxes are almost always regressive. How exactly might governments return externality-correcting tax revenue to overcome regressivity and not alter marginal incentives? In addition, there is a desire to achieve a double dividend in the use of…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Educational Games, Class Activities, Taxes
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Walstad, William B.; Rebeck, Ken – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
The "Test of Financial Literacy" (TFL) was created to measure the financial knowledge of high school students. Its content is based on the standards and benchmarks stated in the "National Standards for Financial Literacy" (Council for Economic Education 2013). The test development process involved extensive item writing and…
Descriptors: Tests, Money Management, Literacy, High School Students
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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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Brunnermeier, Smita – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
This article describes strategies developed at Princeton University to foster and promote research by all undergraduate students majoring in economics. It describes core features of the undergraduate research program and provides tangible recommendations for addressing resource constraints, and for incentivizing faculty advisors and students to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Economics Education, Student Research, Educational Strategies
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Lima, Victor; Tsiang, Grace – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
The authors summarize successes in training researchers in the University of Chicago economics program over the last 15 years. Students learn to investigate quantitative relations using models in which purposeful but constrained economic agents interact. They are shown how a productive research culture requires careful work, collegiality, and…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Research Skills, Student Research, Skill Development
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Al-Bahrani, Abdullah; Patel, Darshak; Sheridan, Brandon J. – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
Ever since Becker and Watts (1996) found that economic educators rely heavily on "chalk and talk" as a primary teaching method, economic educators have been seeking new ways to engage students and improve learning outcomes. Recently, the use of social media as a pedagogical tool in economics has received increasing interest. The authors…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Social Media, Web 2.0 Technologies, Mass Media Use
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Archibong, Belinda; Dekker, Harrison; Grawe, Nathan D.; Olney, Martha L.; Rutz, Carol; Weiman, David – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
Research and writing are critical components of an undergraduate education. Partnerships between economics faculty and campus resources can improve student research and writing skills. Here, the authors describe programs at three different campuses that bridge department and campus resources: the Empirical Reasoning Lab at Barnard College, the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Research Skills, Writing Skills, Thinking Skills
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Ferderer, J. Peter; Krueger, Gary – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
Economics majors at Macalester College have won numerous awards for their research papers, and this success has helped them land jobs in finance, consulting, and the nonprofit sector, as well as gain admission to top graduate programs. This article describes how the Economics Department at Macalester promotes economic research among its students.
Descriptors: Research Skills, Economics Education, Majors (Students), Student Research
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Feyrer, James – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
One of the key components to the undergraduate research enterprise at Dartmouth is the recognition that learning to do research requires both directed instruction and learning by doing. The economics faculty have tailored a fruitful undergraduate research program based on this philosophy, and this article describes these efforts while also…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Economics Education, Educational Strategies
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