New developments in economic education

Research chapters enhance our understanding of the acquisition of economic knowledge (through clicker use), the stock of economic and financial knowledge (and correlated factors), and how real and perceived economic and financial literacy influence opinions (related to the financial crisis). The dep...

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Main Author: Mixon, Franklin G.
Corporate Author: Edward Elgar Publishing
Other Authors: Cebula, Richard J.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cheltenham, U.K Edward Elgar Pub. Ltd 2014
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Collection: Edward Elgar eBooks Archive 1993-2015 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Research chapters enhance our understanding of the acquisition of economic knowledge (through clicker use), the stock of economic and financial knowledge (and correlated factors), and how real and perceived economic and financial literacy influence opinions (related to the financial crisis). The depth and breadth of coverage on such important topics make this a must have volume.' --KimMarie McGoldrick, University of Richmond, US. 'This volume includes chapters extending and updating innovative teaching methods for undergraduate economics courses, as well as chapters with empirical research. Economic educators and general economists who are interested in teaching will therefore find something of interest and importance here.' --Michael Watts, Purdue University, US. This innovative book offers targeted strategies for effectively and efficiently teaching economics at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
1. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down : why good content is never enough / Wayne Geerling and G. Dirk Mateer -- 2. A classroom federal funds market experiment / Denise Hazlett -- 3. An improved in-class bargaining demonstration / Calvin Blackwell -- 4. Bo knows property rights and futures markets : economics in trading places / Michael R. Hammock and Art Carden -- 5. Crony capitalism in the gilded age by Twain and Dudley and its relevance for today / Michelle Albert Vachris -- 6. Including short stories in economics courses / Philip J. Ruder -- 7. Some brief syllabus advice for the young economist / Emily Chamlee-Wright and Joshua C. Hall -- 8. Using literature to teach the economics of the Soviet-type and centrally-planned economies / Zenon X. Zygmont -- 9. Not so bleak house : business and entrepreneurship in Dickens / Sarah E. Skwire -- 10. Beyond the can opener : a top ten list of economics humor / Yoram Bauman -- 11. Can't see the tacking for the trees? : try a Coasian solution / Scott A Beaulier, Franklin G. Mixon, Jr. and Richard J. Cebula -- 12. Teaching the economics of income tax evasion / Richard J. Cebula and Maggie Foley -- 13. The black market and the silver screen : economics in the third man / Michael R. Hammock and Art Carden -- 14. Assessing the economic and financial knowledge of adults / Kenneth C. Rebeck and William B. Walstad -- 15. Success in the economics major : is it path dependent? / Carlos J. Asarta, Roger B. Butters and Andrew Perumal -- 16. Economic literacy and policy perceptions during the financial crisis / Paul W. Grimes, Kevin E. Rogers and William D. Bosshardt -- 17. The effects of legalized cheating in the economics classroom / Joel M. Potter and John L. Scott -- 18. Instructor attractiveness and institutional choice in economics : a decomposition approach / Trellis G. Green, Franklin G. Mixon, Jr. and Len J. Treviño -- 19. Do clickers enhance student performance in economics? / Joel M. Potter and John L. Scott
'Mixon and Cebula have compiled a valuable collection that offers a blend of compelling empirical results on the efficacy of classroom innovations along with practical advice to implement cutting edge pedagogical techniques. New and seasoned instructors alike can enhance their economics courses and improve student learning as they select from innovative ideas that range from simple to complex.' --Gail Hoyt, University of Kentucky, US. 'This volume is a welcome addition to an ever growing body of work in economic education. The chapters herein are sure to appeal equally to new and seasoned instructors. The often overlooked process of setting expectations is motivated through a fresh look at syllabus construction. A wide range of content areas are covered throughout the volume, with dedicated chapters on the Coase Theorem and tax evasion.
It provides professors and other teachers of economics various techniques to engage and retain the interest of students, and challenges them to apply both knowledge and methodological tools to a range of economic problems. Each chapter in this volume addresses a specific topic in the teaching of economics, with the overall goal of deepening students' understanding of economic reasoning and providing the tools required to apply that knowledge and insight to real-world problems. The contributors discuss a broad range of techniques and strategies, from syllabus creation to effective classroom demonstrations to the use of literature and film in illustrating economic principles, all of which provide fascinating insights and i ...
Physical Description:272 p
ISBN:1782549714
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