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Monday, December 26, 2011

Education sessions at the ASSA

It's that time of year again so for everyone going to Chicago, here are the econ ed sessions I could find (if I missed any, please let me know!). I'll also claim a blogger's right to self-promotion and note that I'll be talking about this very blog in a session on Saturday morning (first in the list below) with a bunch of people much more famous than myself (nope, not intimidating at all...). Hope to see you there!

Jan 07, 2012 10:15 am, Hyatt Regency, Regency
Panel Discussion: Using Blogs to Teach Undergraduate Economics  (A2)
Presiding:  GAIL HOYT (University of Kentucky)
Economics for Teachers
JENNIFER IMAZEKI (San Diego State University)
Grasping Reality with a Sharp Beak: The Semi-Daily Journal of Economist J. Bradford Delong
J. BRADFORD DELONG (University of California-Berkeley)
STEVEN LEVITT (University of Chicago)
Marginal Revolution
ALEX TABARROK (George Mason University)
Economists Do It with Models
JODI BEGGS (Harvard University)

Jan 06, 2012 8:00 am, Hyatt Regency, Toronto 
American Economic Association
K-12 Economic and Financial Literacy Education  (A2)
Presiding:  WILLIAM BOSSHARDT (Florida Atlantic University)
A Research Design for Measuring Student Engagement: An Evaluation of the International Economic Summit
JODY HOFF (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco)
JANE LOPUS (California State University-East Bay)
Impact of a High School Personal Finance Course on Student Attitudes
ANDREW T. HILL (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia)
BONNIE MESZAROS (University of Delaware)
ERIN YETTER (University of Delaware)
Evaluation of Cumulative Impacts of the Student Enterprise Program on Academic Achievement
JENNIFER PITZER (University of Cincinnati)
Disparities in Advanced Course-Taking: The Case of AP Economics
JOHN SWINTON (Georgia College State University)
CHRISTOPHER CLARK (Georgia College State University)
BENJAMIN SCAFIDI (Georgia College State University)

Discussants:WILLIAM BOSSHARDT (Florida Atlantic University)
GEORGE VREDEVELD (University of Cincinnati)
JAMES O'NEILL (University of Delaware)
PAUL GRIMES (Pittsburg State University)

Jan 06, 2012 10:15 am, Hyatt Regency, Regency A 
American Economic Association
The Effects of Financial Education and Financial Literacy  (A2)
Presiding:  B. DOUGLAS BERNHEIM (Stanford University)
How Financial Literacy Affects Household Wealth Accumulation
JERE BEHRMAN (University of Pennsylvania)
OLIVIA MITCHELL (University of Pennsylvania)
CINDY SOO (University of Pennsylvania)
DAVID BRAVO (Universidad de Chile)
Financial Education and Timely Decision Support: Lessons from Junior Achievement
BRUCE CARLIN (University of California-Los Angeles)
DAVID ROBINSON (Duke University)
Financial Knowledge and Financial Literacy at the Household Level
ALAN GUSTMAN (Dartmouth College)
THOMAS STEINMEIER (Texas Tech University)
NAHID TABATABAI (Dartmouth College)
Economic Implications of Financial Education in the Workplace
ROBERT CLARK (North Carolina State University-Raleigh)
MELINDA MORRILL (North Carolina State University-Raleigh)
STEVEN ALLEN (North Carolina State University-Raleigh)

Discussants:JUSTINE HASTINGS (Brown University)
WILLIAM WALSTAD (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
URVI NEELAKANTAN (Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond)
ANNAMARIA LUSARDI (George Washington University)

Jan 06, 2012 12:30 pm, Hyatt Regency, Atlanta 
National Association of Economic Educators
High School through College: Economic Education and Observed Outcomes  (A2)
Presiding:  JOHN SWINTON (Georgia College)
High School Grade Inflation and College Outcomes
BENJAMIN SCAFIDI (Georgia College)
JOHN R. SWINTON (Georgia College)
Is it Live or is it Internet? Experimental Estimates of the Effects of Online Instruction on Student Learning
DAVID N. FIGLIO (Northwestern University and NBER)
MARK RUSH (University of Florida)
LU YIN (University of Florida)
Economic Education and Consumer Experience During the Financial Crisis
PAUL W. GRIMES (Pittsburg State University)
KEVIN E. ROGERS (Mississippi State University)
WILLIAM D. BOSSHARDT (Florida Atlantic University)
Exploring the Gender Gap in High School Math and Economics: Does the Gap Widen as Students Matriculate from Geometry and Algebra to Economics?
BRENT A. EVANS (Mississippi State University)

Discussants:ROGER B. BUTTERS (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
KIMMARIE MCGOLDRICK (University of Richmond)
BRIAN W. SLOBODA (University of Phoenix)
SHELBY FROST (Georgia State University)

Jan 06, 2012 2:30 pm, Hyatt Regency, Columbus KL 
American Economic Association
Research on College and University Economic Education  (A2)
Presiding:  SAM ALLGOOD (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Why Don't Women Pursue a Major in Economics?
TISHA L.N. EMERSON (Baylor University)
KIMMARIE MCGOLDRICK (University of Richmond)
KEVIN J. MUMFORD (Purdue University)
Does Adding Intermediate Algebra as a Prerequisite for Economics Principles Courses Improve Student Success?
STEVEN BALASSI (Saint Mary's College of California)
RICHARD H. COURTNEY (Saint Mary's College of California)
WILLIAM LEE (Saint Mary's College of California)
Revisiting How Departments of Economics Evaluate Teaching
WILLIAM E. BECKER (Indiana University and University of South Australia)
WILLIAM BOSSHARDT (Florida Atlantic University)
MICHAEL WATTS (Purdue University)
"Dude, Who's Your CL Leader?" Characteristics of Effective Collaborative Learning Leaders
KIM P. HUYNH (Indiana University)
JAMES K. SELF (Indiana University)

Discussants:WENDY STOCK (Montana State University)
GEORG SCHAUR (University of Tennessee)
MICHAEL SALEMI (University of North Carolina)
JOHN SWINTON (Georgia College State University)

Jan 07, 2012 8:00 am, Hyatt Regency, Columbus IJ 
American Economic Association
What Economics Should We Teach Before Students Enter College: The Voluntary National Content Standards in Economics and the AP?  (A2) (Panel Discussion)
Panel Moderator:  DAVID COLANDER (Middlebury College)
JAMES GWARTNEY (Floriday State University)
RICHARD MACDONALD (St. Cloud State University)
STEPHEN MARGLIN (Harvard University)
DEIRDRE MCCLOSKEY (University of Illinois-Chicago)
JOHN SIEGFRIED (Vanderbilt University)
HELEN ROBERTS (University of Illinois-Chicago)

Jan 07, 2012 10:15 am, Hyatt Regency, Atlanta 
National Association of Economic Educators
Financial Education for Undergraduates: Just in Time? Too Late?  (A2) (Panel Discussion)
Panel Moderator:  BRENDA CUDE (University of Georgia)
BRENDA J. CUDE (University of Georgia)
THOMAS L. HARNISCH (American Association of State Colleges and Universities)
ANNAMARIA LUSARDI (George Washington University)
CLIFF ROBB (University of Alabama)
WILLIAM B. WALSTAD (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

Jan 07, 2012 2:30 pm, Hyatt Regency, Columbus AB 
American Economic Association
Annual Poster Session on Active Learning Strategies  (A2)
Presiding:  WILLIAM BOSSHARDT (Florida Atlantic University)
Just in Time Teaching in Intermediate Microeconomics
DAVID ROSS (Bryn Mawr College)
The Economics of The Office
DIRK MATEER (Pennsylvania State University)
DANIEL KUESTER (Kansas State University)
SHIZUKA NISHIKAWA (St. Mary's College of Maryland)
The Use of Popular Music to Teach Introductory Economics in a Live and Online Environment
ROD RAEHSLER (Clarion University)
Improving Community College Economics Instruction: What Can We Learn from Other Disciplines?
MARK MAIER (Glendale Community College)
Classroom Market Simulation using a Computer Network
DOUGLAS DOWNING (Seattle Pacific University)
Two Dollar Challenge: Beginning to Learn How the Other Half Lives
SHAWN HUMPHREY (University of Mary Washington)
JAREN SEID (Front Range Community College)
Teaching Dynamic Aggregate Supply-Aggregate Demand Model in an Intermediate Macroeconomics Class Using Interactive Spreadsheets
SARAH GHOSH (University of Scranton)
SATYAJIT GHOSH (University of Scranton)
Starting Point: Pedagogical Resources for Teaching and Learning Economics
JOE CALHOUN (Florida State University)
Issues in Economic Freedom: How a Topics Course Can Popularize the Dismal Science
HOWARD COCHRAN (Belmont University)
MARIETA VELIKOVA (Belmont University)
Don't Touch My Medicare
ELIZABETH PETERSON (Eastern Washington University)
CHARLOTTA EVANS (University of Utah)
Using Peer Assessment to Improve Literative Reviews in Economics
JULIE SMITH (Lafayette College)
Promoting Active Learning through Online Undergraduate Economics Journals
STEPHANIE DAVIS-KAHL (Illinois Wesleyan University)
ROBERT LEEKLEY (Illinois Wesleyan University)
MICHAEL SEEBORG (Illinois Wesleyan University)
How Does Economic Instruction Vary in Community Colleges across Four Regions?
JOHN MIN (Northern Virginia Community College)
AMBER CASOLARI (Riverside City College)
The Realm of Imperfection: Monopoly, Oligopoly and Monopolistic Competition
MARILYN COTTRELL (Brock University, Canada)
Is Your CFO Smarter Than a Sophomore? Applying Economics to University Managerial Decisions
MONICA HARTMANN (University of St. Thomas)
TeachingWithData.org: Online Resources for Bringing Data into the Classroom
LYNETTE HOELTER (University of Michigan)
GEORGE ALTER (University of Michigan)
WILLIAM FREY (University of Michigan)
JOHN DEWITT (University of Michigan)
SUZANNE HODGE (University of Michigan)
Using Macroeconomic Indicators in Managerial Decision-Making
BRIAN SLOBODA (University of Phoenix)
A Web-Based Interactive Macro-Econ Learning System
JINZHUO ZHAO (Hampden-Sydney College)
Socratic Discussion
AREERAT KICHKHA (West Kentucky Community and Technical College)
Using Collective Action Experiments to Teach the Economics of Social Issues
JAMES BRUEHLER (Eastern Illinois University)
LINDA GHENT (Eastern Illinois University)
ALAN GRANT (Baker University)
Community Based Design Approach to Computer Aided Teaching and Learning Applications
CARSTEN LANGE (California State Polytechnic University)
Utilizing Economic Modules for Undergraduate Teaching though Internship Program
MAUREEN DUNNE (Framingham State University)
MARTHA MEANEY (Framingham State University)
FAHLINO SJUIB (Framingham State University)
Big Think: A Model for Critical Inquiry in Economics Courses
ROBERT GARNETT (Texas Christian University)
KIMMARIE MCGOLDRICK (University of Richmond)

Jan 07, 2012 2:30 pm, Hyatt Regency, Atlanta
National Association of Economic Educators
Every Little Bit Counts: Factors that Influence Student Learning in Economics  (A1)
Presiding:  CHRISTOPHER CLARK (Georgia College)
The Effects of Community Social Capital on School Performance: A Spatial Approach
KAUSTAV MISRA (Saginaw Valley State University)
PAUL W. GRIMES (Pittsburg State University)
KEVIN E. ROGERS (Mississippi State University)
Making Extra Credit Count: Program Design, Drivers of Participation, and Impact on Student Performance
JODI N. BEGGS (Harvard University)
Does a Mandate Matter? The Impact of State Level Mandates on Economic Literacy
ROGER B. BUTTERS (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
CARLOS J. ASARTA (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Economics Effects of Absenteeism on Exam Performance: Empirical Evidence and Implications
TIN-CHUN LIN (Indiana University-Northwest)

Discussants:JOHN R. SWINTON (Georgia College)
PAUL W. GRIMES (Pittsburg State University)
DOUG WALKER (College of Charleston)
BRENT A. EVANS (Mississippi State University)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy holidays!

I realize that I've been particularly bad about posting the last few months but have high aspirations to get back on a more regular schedule in the New Year. In the meantime, I hope that everyone is enjoying a happy and safe holiday season!