In 1995 and 2000, the authors surveyed academic economists in the United States to establish how economics is taught in four types of undergraduate courses. The authors report overall findings from the 2000 survey and compare these results with the aggregate findings for respondents from all types of colleges and universities in the 1995 survey. The basic… (More)
for their comments on an earlier version of the paper. However, all views expressed in this paper are strictly my own.
In 1995, 2000, and 2005 the authors surveyed U.S. academic economists in the United States to investigate how economics is taught in four different types of undergraduate courses at post-secondary institutions. They looked for any changes in teaching methods that occurred over this decade, when there were several prominent calls for economists and… (More)
The articles that appear in this issue were initially presented at a conference on " Advancing the Integration of New Technologies into the Undergraduate Teaching of Economics, " held at the University of Pittsburgh in the spring of 1998. The conference was co-sponsored by the Journal of Economic Education (JEE) and the Department of Economics of the… (More)
In Becker (1997), I called attention to economists' lack of interest in the teaching of economics and the plunging number of majors in economics within the United States. Six years later I reported on the growth in economists' interest in the teaching of economics and an apparent turnaround in the number of majors (Becker, 2003). For instance, when… (More)
L ittle has been written on the subject of teaching econometrics. An early exception is an article by Sowey (1983), in which econometrics is defined (p. 257) as " the discipline in which one studies theoretical and practical aspects of applying statistical methods to economic data for the purpose of testing economic theories (represented by carefully… (More)
he received his LL.B. degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, and became associated with a Chicago law firm specializing in securities law. he served as counsel for the Superior Oil Company in Midland, Texas, and thereafter returned to Oklahoma City, where he engaged in the general practice of law under his own name. He also served as a… (More)