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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Econ Ed at the ASSAs

Happy New Year! Below is a list of all the teaching-related sessions at the ASSA meetings in Philadelphia. Of special note: I will be part of a panel with Tyler Cowen, Bill Goffe and Jose Vazquez on Saturday morning, titled: "Is it Time to Change the Principles Curriculum?” In order to spark discussion during the panel session, we would like to obtain some very informal information of what different instructors try to achieve with their Principles courses. To that end, we have designed a very short google survey (3 questions), to collect some information from any Principles instructor willing to participate.  Please help us out by going to https://goo.gl/forms/NFf1OfNOW9sxK9jm2. We will only use the responses for illustration purposes during the panel and your answers will be entirely anonymous. Thank you!!!

As always, if I've missed any sessions, please let me know. Also, don't forget the CEE reception on Friday for Friends of Economic Education (Marriott, meeting room 502). Hope to see you there!

Innovation in the Assessment of Economic Learning
Panel Session
Friday, Jan. 5, 2018   8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Meeting Room 307
Chair: Georg Schaur, University of Tennessee

Panelist(s):
Sam Allgood, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Amanda Bayer, Swarthmore College
William Bosshardt, Florida Atlantic University
William B. Walstad, University of Nebraska
Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Pointers and Pitfalls for Human Subject Research on Instruction in Economics and Other Social Sciences
Panel Session
Friday, Jan. 5, 2018   10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Meeting Room 307
Chair: Oskar Harmon, University of Connecticut

Panelist(s)
John A. List, University of Chicago
Rebecca Maynard, University of Pennsylvania
Cindy Shindledecker, University of Michigan
Georg Schaur, University of Tennessee

The Dissagregation of Value-added Learning Scores in Economic and Personal Finance Education
Paper Session
Friday, Jan. 5, 2018   12:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Meeting Room 415
Chair: Carlos J. Asarta, University of Delaware

Adjusting for Guessing and Applying a Statistical Test to the Dissagregation of Value-added Learning Scores
Ben O. Smith, University of Nebraska-Omaha
Jamie Wagner, University of Nebraska-Omaha

Pretest-posttest Measurement of the Economic Knowledge of Undergraduates – Estimating Guessing Effects
William B. Walstad, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Susanne Schmidt, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Roland Happ, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Lesson Format and Types of Economic Learning: Long-form Versus Short-form Online Learning Modules
Diego Méndez-Carbajo, Illinois Wesleyan University
Scott A. Wolla, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Learning Outcomes in a High School Personal Finance Course: Evidence From Disaggregation of Value-added Test Scores
Andrew T. Hill, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Carlos J. Asarta, University of Delaware
Jamie Wagner, University of Nebraska-Omaha

Discussant(s):
Diego Méndez-Carbajo, Illinois Wesleyan University
Scott A. Wolla, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Jamie Wagner, University of Nebraska-Omaha
Susanne Schmidt, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Research in Economic Education
Paper Session
Friday, Jan. 5, 2018   2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Meeting Room 306
Chair: Sam Allgood, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Beyond the Flipped Class: the Impact of Research-based Teaching Methods in a Macroeconomics Principles Class
Austin Boyle, Pennsylvania State University
William L. Goffe, Pennsylvania State University

From “Traditional” to Research Based Instructional Strategies: An Assessment of Learning Gains
Sarah B. Cosgrove, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
Neal H. Olitsky, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

Low-cost Randomized Controlled Trials in Education
Nathan Wozny, United States Air Force Academy
Cary Balser, University of Notre Dame
Drew Ives, United States Air Force Academy

A New Look at Lake Wobegone: Report Bias and Student Performance
Chris Bollinger, University of Kentucky
Tisha L. N. Emerson, Baylor University
Linda English, Baylor University
Gail Hoyt, University of Kentucky

Discussant(s):
Karen Gebhardt, Colorado State University
Rita Balaban, University of North Carolina
Georg Schaur, University of Tennessee
Daniel Tannenbaum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Is it Time to Change the Principles Curriculum?
Panel Session
Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018   8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Meeting Room 306
Chair: Jose J. Vazquez, University of Illinois

Panelist(s):
Tyler Cohen, George Mason University
Jennifer Imazeki, San Diego State University
William L. Goffe, Pennsylvania State University
Jose J. Vazquez, University of Illinois

Great Ideas for Making the Principles of Economics Relevant II
Panel Session
Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018   10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Independence Ballroom I
Chair: Wendy Stock, Montana State University

Panelist(s)
Gita Gopinath, Harvard University
Topic: International Prices and Exchange Rates
Kristin J. Forbes, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Topic: Monetary Policy
Bruce D. Meyer, University of Chicago
Topic: Poverty and Inequality

Authors' Secrets on How to Organize Principles Courses for Success
Panel Session
Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018   12:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Meeting Room 415
Chair: Andrew T. Hill, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Panelist(s):
Carlos J. Asarta, University of Delaware and McGraw-Hill Education
Eric Chiang, Florida Atlantic University and Macmillan Learning
Lee A. Coppock, University of Virginia and W.W. Norton
Karen Gebhardt, Colorado State University and McGraw-Hill Education

AEA Committee on Economic Education Poster Session
Poster Session
Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018   2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Meeting Room 410
Chair: Steven L. Cobb, University of North Texas

Incorporating Research Elements in First Year Economics Courses: The Role of Data-based Exercises in the Principles of Microeconomics Course
Amy Henderson, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

International Trade Between the United States and Other Nations
Brian W. Sloboda, University of Phoenix
Yaya Sissoko, Indiana University

Active Learning
Jason R. Reed IV, University of Notre Dame

Teaching Homotheticity and Homogeneity of Utility and Production Functions Using 3D-printed Prototypes: An Innovative Pedagogical Tool to Teach Delicacies of Utility and Production Functions
Seyyed Ali Zeytoon Nejad Moosavian, North Carolina State University

Durable Archiving of Leading Edge Pedagogies in Economic Education
Howard H. Cochran, Jr., Belmont University
Marieta V. Velikova, Belmont University
Bradley D. Childs, Belmont University
Lakisha Simmons, Belmont University

An Active-learning Approach to Visualizing Multivariate Functions Using Balloons
Stephen Erfle, Dickinson College

E-journaling: A Tool for Written Communication in Business Environment
Areerat Kichkha, Lindenwood University

One Size Doesn’t Fit All: A Team Project Designing Small Scale Economic Development Projects
Allison Shwachman Kaminaga, Bryant University
Sara Gundersen, Valparaiso University

Hall of Fame Writing Assignments: Using Real World Problems to Encourage and Assess Higher Order Thinking
Thomas P. Andrews, West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Teaching Students How Continuous Innovation Affects Supply, Producer Surplus, and Consumer Surplus
John B. Horowitz, Ball State University
Michael A. Karls, Ball State University
Juan Sesmero, Purdue University
T. Norman Van Cott, Ball State University

Classicals Versus Keynesians: A Comprehensive Table to Teach 50 Distinctions Between Two Major Schools of Economic Thought
Seyyed Ali Zeytoon Nejad Moosavian, North Carolina State University

Lights, Camera, Action: A Semester-long Video Project for Active Learning in Introductory Business and Economics Classes
Annette Redmon, University of Cincinnati
Keshar Ghimire, University of Cincinnati

Tweeting Adam Smith
Erin George, Hood College

You Can’t Teach That Online!! Best Practices for Developing and Managing a Quantitative Course for Effective Online Delivery
Mandie Weinandt, University of South Dakota
Kathryn Birkeland, University of South Dakota

Learning While Testing: Using the Immediate Feedback Assessment Technique in Principles of Economics Courses
Kris Principe, Niagara University

Using Structured Discussions Online and Measuring Both Student Performance and Question Effectiveness
Sue K. Stockly, Eastern New Mexico University

Guided Writing in Lower Level Field Electives
David R. Ross, Bryn Mawr College

Teaching Research Methods in Economics to Undergraduate Students
Alejandro Dellachiesa, University of Kentucky

Is it Facetime or Structure and Accountability That Matter? Moving From a Flipped to a Flipped/Hybrid Classroom
Kara D. Smith, Belmont University

Economic and Financial Capability Education: K-12 and College Studies
Paper Session
Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018   10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Meeting Room 415
Chair: Diego Méndez-Carbajo, Illinois Wesleyan University

Experiential Financial Literacy: A Field Study of My Classroom Economy
Michael Batty, Federal Reserve Board
J. Michael Collins, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Collin O’Rourke, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Elizabeth Odders-White, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Influence of Childhood Experiences on Financial Capability in Young Adulthood
Madelaine L'Esperance, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Cliff Robb, University of Wisconsin-Madison
J. Michael Collins, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Economic Magnetism: Attracting and Repelling Majors
Tisha L. N. Emerson, Baylor University
KimMarie McGoldrick, University of Richmond

Gender Differences in Undergraduate Economics Course Persistence and Degree Selection
Laura Ahlstrom, University of Delaware

Economic Effects of Timing of Pop-quizzes on Student Behavior in Effort Investment and Learning Output
Tin-Chun Lin, Indiana University-Northwest

Discussant(s):
Andrew T. Hill, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Laura Ahlstrom, University of Delaware
Tin-Chun Lin, Indiana University-Northwest
J. Michael Collins, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Cliff Robb, University of Wisconsin-Madison