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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Econ Ed at the ASSAs

For those who will be braving the Chicago winter to attend the ASSA meetings, I hope to see you at one of the teaching-related sessions! And don't forget the AEA's Committee on Economics Education's reception on Friday evening!


AEA Committee on Economic Education Poster Session
Friday, Jan. 6, 2017; 8:00 AM– 10:00 AM
Hyatt Regency Chicago, Toronto
Hosted By: AMERICAN ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION
Chair: Steve Cobb, University of North Texas

MACRO Monopoly: Applying a Game-Based Economic Development Lesson
Kim Holder , University of West Georgia

Using Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to Teach Economics Concepts
Matthew Pham , Landmark College
Jim Koskoris , Landmark College

In Search of Best Classroom Practices
Hari S. Luitel , Algoma University

Oxford-Style Inspired Academic Competitive Debates With a Twist on Hot Topics of International Economics and Finance
Sylwia E. Starnawska , State University of New York-Empire State College

Industrial Design at the Service of Teaching Economics: 3D-Printed Prototypes and Materialized Demonstrations of Utility and Production Functions
Seyyed Ali Zeytoon Nejad Moosavian , North Carolina State University

An Atlas of Economics: Teaching Tools for Navigating the “Big Picture”
Alexandra Naumenko , North Carolina State University
Seyyed Ali Zeytoon Nejad Moosavian , North Carolina State University

The Use of an Online Discussion Forum by Students to Collaborate on the Development of a Study Guide in Applied Econometrics
Rod D. Raehsler , Clarion University

Reshaped for High-Level Learning: Student Outcomes in the Redesign of an Undergraduate Macroeconomics Course
Lawrence P. DeBoer , Purdue University
Anna Josephson , Purdue University
David B. Nelson , Purdue University

Media Resources for Teaching Behavioral Economics
G.  Dirk Mateer , University of Arizona
Charity Joy Acchiardo , University of Arizona
Marie Briguglio , University of Malta

Encouraging Students to Form Study Groups in Learning Economics
Jennjou Chen , National Chengchi University
Tsui-Fang Lin , National Taipei University

Is Less More?
Richard G. Anderson , Lindenwood University
Areerat Kichkha , Lindenwood University
Michael J. Mathea , Lindenwood University

Inflation and Government Economic Policies
Brian W. Sloboda , University of Maryland and University College

Game Theory, Gamified
Adam Galambos , Lawrence University

Stimulation with Simulation: Oligopoly Markets at Work
Mandie Weinandt , University of South Dakota

Comparing Delivery Mode: Student Learning in Money and Banking
Kathryn Birkeland , University of South Dakota

Indexing Multimedia Resources for Digital Pedagogies in Economic Education
Howard H. Cochran, Jr. , Belmont University
Marieta V. Velikova , Belmont University
Bradley D. Childs , Belmont University

Informal Writing in Economics
Ranganath Murthy , Western New England University

Syllabus and Economics: Reasoning With Generation “Why”
Mariya Burdina , University of Central Oklahoma
Sue Lynn Sasser , University of Central Oklahoma

Improving Assessment of Learning in Economics Courses With Value-Added Analysis of Test Scores
William B. Walstad , University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Jamie Wagner , University of Nebraska-Omaha


Great Ideas for Making the Principles of Economics Relevant
 Panel Discussion
 Friday, Jan. 6, 2017    10:15 AM    – 12:15 PM
 Hyatt Regency Chicago, Regency D
Hosted By:  AMERICAN ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION
Chair:  Gail Hoyt, University of Kentucky

Panelist(s)
Dean Karlan , Yale University
Topic: Economic Development and Poverty
David Cutler , Harvard University
Topic: Health Care Issues and Policy
Cecilia Rouse , Princeton University
Topic: The Economics of Education and Policy


Economic Education: Interaction of Economics, Financial Literacy, and Mathematics 
Paper Session
 Friday, Jan. 6, 2017    12:30 PM    – 2:15 PM
 Hyatt Regency Chicago, Randolph 1
Hosted By:  NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ECONOMIC EDUCATORS
Chair:  Carlos Asarta, University of Delaware

At What Age Should High School Students Take Their Capstone Personal Finance Course?
Andrew T. Hill , Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Carlos Asarta , University of Delaware

Financial Literacy and Education in the First Semester of College: What Do Students Know and Learn?
Elizabeth Breitbach , University of South Carolina
Jamie Wagner , University of Nebraska-Omaha
William B. Walstad , University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Exploring Interdependence between Mathematical Ability, Economics and Financial Literacy
Abdullah Al-Bahrani , Northern Kentucky University
Whitney Douglas-Buser , Young Harris College
Kim Holder , University of West Georgia
Darshak Patel , University of Kentucky

Economics Across the Curriculum: Effective Delivery of Economics Instruction to High School Students
Natalia V. Smirnova , American Institute for Economic Research

Discussant(s)
Jamie Wagner , University of Nebraska-Omaha
Kim Holder , University of West Georgia
Carlos Asarta , University of Delaware

The Economics Major: Present and Future
Paper Session
 Friday, Jan. 6, 2017    2:30 PM    – 4:30 PM
 Hyatt Regency Chicago, Atlanta
Hosted By:  AMERICAN ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION
Chair:  Sam Allgood, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Trends in Enrollment in Economics and Other Undergraduate Majors
Wendy Stock , Montana State University

Undergraduate Economics Coursework and Financial Behaviors Over Time
William Bosshardt , Florida Atlantic University
William B. Walstad , University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Preparing Students to "Do Economics" After Graduation
Gail Hoyt , University of Kentucky
KimMarie McGoldrick , University of Richmond

Learning Outcomes for Economists
Sam Allgood , University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Amanda Bayer , Swarthmore College

Discussant(s)
David C. Colander , Middlebury College
Carly Urban , Montana State University
Eric P. Chiang , Florida Atlantic University
Lee Coppock , University of Virginia


Teaching the Great Recession Using Radical Economics
Paper Session
 Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017    8:00 AM    – 10:00 AM
 Swissotel Chicago, Monte Rosa
Hosted By:  UNION FOR RADICAL POLITICAL ECONOMICS
Chair:  Jared Ragusett, Central Connecticut State University

The Great Recession and College Freshmen: A Radical Perspective
Rachel Dennis , Buffalo State College
Wiliam Ganley , Buffalo State College

Teaching the Great Recession: A Role-Playing Exercise
Rojhat Avsar , Columbia College

An Institutionalist’s Approach to the Teaching of the Great Recession in an Undergraduate-Level Money and Banking Course
Valerie Kepner , King’s College

The Political Economy of the Great Recession at Central Connecticut State University
Jared Ragusett , Central Connecticut State University


New Content for Introductory Economics
Panel Discussion
 Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017    10:15 AM    – 12:15 PM
 Hyatt Regency Chicago, Crystal B
Hosted By:  AMERICAN ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION
Chair:  Edward L. Glaeser, Harvard University

Panelist(s)
Timothy Besley , London School of Economics and Political Science
E. Glen Weyl , Microsoft Research and Yale University
Wendy Carlin , University College London
Samuel Bowles , Santa Fe Institute
Paul Solman , PBS NewsHour, Yale University, and Gateway Community College


Updating the Undergraduate Econometrics CurriculumPaper Session
 Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017    10:15 AM    – 12:15 PM
 Hyatt Regency Chicago, Regency D
Hosted By:  AMERICAN ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION
Chair:  Derek Neal, University of Chicago

Time Series Econometrics for the 21st Century
Bruce E. Hansen , University of Wisconsin-Madison

Undergraduate Econometrics Instruction: Through Our Classes, Darkly
Joshua Angrist , Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Perspectives on Teaching Introductory Econometrics
Jeffrey Wooldridge , Michigan State University


Teaching Macroeconomics Using Data
Panel Discussion
 Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017    12:30 PM    – 2:15 PM
 Hyatt Regency Chicago, Randolph 1
Hosted By:  NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ECONOMIC EDUCATORS
Chair:  Carlos Asarta, University of Delaware

Panelist(s)
William Goffe , Pennsylvania State University
Diego Mendez-Carbajo , Illinois Wesleyan University
Mark Maier , Glendale Community College
Keith G. Taylor , Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis


Evidence-Based Teaching in Economics
Paper Session
 Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017    2:30 PM    – 4:30 PM
 Hyatt Regency Chicago, Toronto
Hosted By:  AMERICAN ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION
Chair:  Jennifer Imazeki, San Diego State University

Evidence-Based Teaching in Economics: An Overview
Jennifer Imazeki , San Diego State University

Maximizing Efficient Student Talk: Lessons from Team-Based Learning and Cooperative Learning
Mark Maier , Glendale Community College

Adaptive Learning as a Tool to Build Content Mastery
Karen Gebhardt , Colorado State University

Are Your Students Absent, Not Absent, or Present? Mindfulness and Student Performance
Eric P. Chiang , Florida Atlantic University
Albert J. Sumell , Youngstown State University

Discussant(s)
Jose J. Vazquez Cognet , University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
Molly Espey , Clemson University
William Goffe , Pennsylvania State University
Oskar Harmon , University of Connecticut

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