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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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Siegfried, John J. – Journal of Economic Education, 2016
The number of undergraduate economics degrees awarded by colleges and universities in the United States rose by 18 percent from 2007 to 2010. The upward trend ended abruptly in 2010 and was followed by three years of virtual stagnation (Siegfried 2014). In 2013-14, undergraduate economics degrees began to accelerate again, rising about 5 percent…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Economics Education, Trend Analysis, Academic Degrees
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Arce, Daniel G. – Journal of Economic Education, 2016
In "Opportunity Cost: A Reexamination," Professor Parkin contrasts forgone physical quantities with forgone values as measures of the opportunity cost of basic economic decisions. The impetus for his study stems from an experiment conducted by Ferraro and Taylor (2005), in which professional economists could not reach a consensus over…
Descriptors: Costs, Economics, Intelligence, Economics Education
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Rebelein, Robert; Turkay, Evsen – Journal of Economic Education, 2016
The timing of moves can dramatically affect firm profits and market outcomes. When firms choose output quantities, there is a first-mover advantage, and when firms choose prices, there is a second-mover advantage. Students often find it difficult to understand the differences between these two situations. This classroom experiment simulates each…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Equations (Mathematics), Educational Experiments
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Milkman, Martin I.; Marjadi, Riza; McCoy, James P. – Journal of Economic Education, 2016
This is the first article that compares terminal master's degree programs in economics from universities that have a PhD program in economics with those that do not offer PhD programs in economics. The authors compare these differences based on surveys in 2002 and 2012. They examine differences in general program characteristics, department…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Doctoral Programs, Economics Education, Comparative Analysis
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Aguiló, Paula; Sard, Maria; Tugores, Maria – Journal of Economic Education, 2016
In this article, the authors describe a classroom experiment aimed at familiarizing students with different types of price discrimination (first-, second-, and third-degree price discrimination). During the experiment, the students were asked to decide what tariffs to set as monopolists for each of the price discrimination scenarios under…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Experiments, Class Activities, Microeconomics
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Kovzik, Alexander; Johnson, Marianne – Journal of Economic Education, 2016
In this study, the authors report on the status of comparative economics systems in the U.S. undergraduate economics curriculum. The treatment of comparative economics systems topics in introductory courses is examined through a survey of standard textbooks. To evaluate comparative economics systems at the advanced undergraduate level, they rely…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Economics Education, Social Systems, Comparative Analysis
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Winters, John V. – Journal of Economic Education, 2016
This study reports descriptive data on earnings differences for practicing lawyers by undergraduate major with a focus on economics majors. Some majors do much better than others. Economics majors tend to do very well in both median and mean earnings. Electrical engineering, accounting, finance, and some other majors also do relatively well. This…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Lawyers, Majors (Students), Income
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O'Donnell, Rod – Journal of Economic Education, 2016
Rod O'Donnell writes here that there is a wide and deep confusion in contemporary economics about the concept and role of opportunity cost (OC). O'Donnell states that his main grounds for making this claim are the muddled, variable, and sometimes conflicting treatments of OC in modern textbooks; the disturbing empirical results in surveys of both…
Descriptors: Costs, Economics, Textbooks, Economics Education
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Stone, Daniel F. – Journal of Economic Education, 2016
Ferraro and Taylor (2005) and Potter and Sanders (2012) have sparked a debate about the definition of opportunity cost (OC). This is, of course, ostensibly a very basic term, but Ferraro and Taylor said that most economists do not readily know its correct definition, and Potter and Sanders argued that this can be explained by the fact that there…
Descriptors: Costs, Economics, Definitions
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Eisenkopf, Gerald; Sulser, Pascal A. – Journal of Economic Education, 2016
The authors present results from a comprehensive field experiment at Swiss high schools in which they compare the effectiveness of teaching methods in economics. They randomly assigned classes into an experimental and a conventional teaching group, or a control group that received no specific instruction. Both teaching treatments improve economic…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Teaching Methods, Economics Education, Conventional Instruction
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Skimmyhorn, William L.; Davies, Evan R.; Mun, David; Mitchell, Brian – Journal of Economic Education, 2016
Despite thousands of programs and tremendous public and private interest in improving financial decision-making, little is known about how best to teach financial education. Using an experimental approach, the authors estimated the effects of two different education methodologies (principles-based and rules-of-thumb) on the knowledge,…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Money Management, Knowledge Level, Consumer Education
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Henderson, Amy – Journal of Economic Education, 2016
Despite extensive evidence supporting the benefits of undergraduate research, the economics profession has been slow to incorporate such experiences into the curriculum. Where such experiences have been developed, they are often targeted toward high-achieving students. In this article, the author reports on a transformative capstone experience…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Community Education, Undergraduate Students, Community Involvement
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Green, Alan – Journal of Economic Education, 2016
Pedagogical research shows that teaching methods other than traditional lectures may result in better outcomes. However, lecture remains the dominant method in economics, likely due to high implementation costs of methods shown to be effective in the literature. In this article, the author shows significant benefits of using a teaching app for…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Computer Oriented Programs, Electronic Learning, Audience Response Systems
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Maier, Mark; Chi, W. Edward – Journal of Economic Education, 2016
The principal investigator of a National Science Foundation project, "Economics at Community Colleges," surveyed community college economics faculty and organized workshops, webinars, and regional meetings to address community college faculty isolation from new ideas in economics and economics instruction. Survey results, combined with…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Community Colleges, College Instruction, College Faculty
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