Midwest Economics Association Annual Meeting Preliminary Program

Friday, March 28-Sunday, March 30, 2003

The following is the program as of 2/17/2003 10:29 AM. Any additions received after that time are not included. Please volunteer for any spot with a TBA. Send your requests to MEA@grinnell.edu.

2e - Friday, March 28, 10:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Teaching Economics I

Chair: Fred Ruppel, Eastern Kentucky University

“Teaching Economics in the 21st Century: Further Considerations” Roger Adkins, Marshall University

“Teaching Economics with Technology, Does it Lead to Better Learning?” Kojo A Quartey, Lincoln University

“Attributes of Effective Teaching: A Fixed Effects Approach”

Terence Langan, University of St Thomas; Agapitos Papagapitos, University of St Thomas

 

Discussants:

Peter J Simon, Loras College

Steven Myers, University of Akron

Stephanie Brewer, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

3c - Friday, March 28, 2:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

Teaching Economics II

Chair: Terence Langan, University of St Thomas

“Seeking New Enrollment Sources: Evidence of New Course Curriculum Development in Economics” Stephanie Brewer, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

“Teaching Principles Using the Workshop Model” Peter J Simon, Loras College

“Teaching Economics on the Web: A Study of Student Success” Steven Myers, University of Akron; Michael Nelson, University of Akron

“Teachers’ College Coursework in Economics: Evidence from the Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study”

Michael Watts, Purdue University; William Bosshardt, Florida Atlantic University

 

Discussants:

Roger Adkins, Marshall University

Kojo A Quartey, Lincoln University

Francine Butler, Grand View College

Gladys Gruenberg, Saint Louis University

4b - Saturday, March 29, 8:15 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

Education: College

Chair: David M. Smith, Pepperdine University

“Internal Labor Markets Revisited: The Case of Academia” Elda Pema, Michigan State University

“Do Your Courses Count? Factors that Influence College Enrollment and Graduation” Darin Wohlgemuth, Iowa State University

“The Role of Information in College Choice” Malcolm Getz, Vanderbilt University; John J. Siegfried, Vanderbilt University

“Parents Who Won’t Pay: Expected Parental Contributions and Postsecondary Schooling” Charlene Kalenkoski, Ohio University

 

Discussants:

Todd D Kendall, University of Chicago

David M. Smith, Pepperdine University

Phil Brown, University of Michigan

Jeff Ankrom, Wittenberg University

5b - Saturday, March 29, 10:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Testing for Depth of Understanding Economics

Chair: Michael Watts, Purdue University

“Testing for Depth of Understanding Using Multiple-Choice Questions” John Siegfried, Vanderbilt University; Stephen Buckles, Vanderbilt University

“Testing for Depth of Understanding Using Essay and Short Answer Questions” William Walstad, University of Nebraska

“Testing for Depth of Understanding Using Essay and Term Paper Assignments” Robert Frank, Cornell University

 

Discussants:

Robert Parks, Washington University

Steve Fazzari, Washington University

Malcom Getz, Vanderbilt University