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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Econ Ed sessions at the Westerns

For anyone attending the Westerns next week, it looks like there are only a few econ ed sessions; here's what I could find. Also note that CSWEP is sponsoring a panel on Thursday morning (8:15-10am) called 'Striking a Balance: Getting Tenure and Having a Life' - grad students and junior faculty are particularly encouraged to attend!

Friday, July 1, 8:15-10:00am
TEACHING ECONOMICS I
Chair: Robert L. Sexton, Pepperdine University
Papers: Satyajit Ghosh, University of Scranton, and Sarah Ghosh, University of Scranton
Beyond ‘Chalk and Talk’: Teaching Macroeconomic Policy with Spreadsheet Simulation
Denise L. Stanley, California State University, Fullerton, and Morteza Rahmatian, California State University, Fullerton
Can Technology Make Large Classrooms Neutral for Learning? The Case of an Upper-Division CBE Core Class
David M. Switzer, St. Cloud State University, and Kenneth Rebeck, St. Cloud State University
Using Online Tools to Improve the Quantity and Quality of Student Evaluations
Gandhi Veluri, Andhra University
Usage of Computer Techniques in Understanding Economics
Discussants: Denise L. Stanley, California State University, Fullerton
Frank M. Machovec, Wofford College
Gandhi Veluri, Andhra University
Sheena L. Murray, University of Colorado, Boulder

Saturday, July 2, 8:15-10:00am
TEACHING ECONOMICS II
Chair: A. Wahhab Khandker, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Papers: Manfred Gaertner, University of St. Gallen, Bjorn Griesbach, University of St. Gallen, and Florian Jung, University of St. Gallen
The Financial Crisis and the Macroeconomics Curriculum: A Survey among Undergraduate Instructors in Europe and the United States
Susan Jacobson, Regis College
Community-Based Learning—Making It Stick
David F. Kauper, University of the Pacific
Cost-Minimizing Students
A. Wahhab Khandker, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, and Amena Khandker, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
What Should We Teach Our Students About Interest Rate Determination
Discussants: Denise A. Robson, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
David F. Kauper, University of the Pacific
David E. Chaplin, Northwest Nazarene University
Manfred Gaertner, University of St. Gallen

Saturday, July 2, 2:30-4:15pm
STRATEGIES FOR TEACHING UNDERGRADUATE ECONOMETRICS
Organizer and Moderator: Elia Kacapyr, Ithaca College
Panelists: Pierangelo De Pace, Pomona College
Lesley Chiou, Occidental College
Christiana E. Hilmer, San Diego State University
Nicholas Shunda, University of Redlands

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