Midwest Economics Association

Chicago March 19-20, 2004

 

2a: Friday, March 19, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m..Governor's Suite

What Works in Introductory Economics?

Chair: Dennis H. Sullivan, Miami University

1.  “Teaching How Banks Create Money: Starting at the Wrong End”

Roger Nils Folsom, San Jose State University

2.  “Sequence of Economics Principles Courses and Student Outcomes”

Vani V. Kotcherlakova, University of Nebraska-Kearney

Tommy Eshleman, University of Nebraska-Kearney

3.  “Do Math Tutorial Programs and Electronic Experiments Enhance Student Learning in Economics?”

Steven C. Myers, University of Akron

Michael A. Nelson, University of Akron

4.  “The Effect of Graphs and Computers on Students’ Achievement in College Introductory Economics Courses”

Behrooz Sedaie, University of Minnesota-Crookston

Discussants:

1. Anne M. Drougas, Dominican University

2. John F. Olson, College of St. Benedict

3. W. Lee Hansen, University of Wisconsin-Madison

4. Robert Renshaw, Renshaw Enterprises

 

 

 

4a: Friday, March 19, 2:45 p.m.-4:15 p.m......Governor's Suite

Reading, Writing and Economics

Chair: Fahima Aziz, Hamline University

1.  “Engaging Students in Research and Writing: A Semester-Long, Multi-Stage Project in Economics”

Fahima Aziz, Hamline University

2.  “Literature and Economics: Use of Novels and Plays in the Principles Course”

Anne D. Bunton, Cottey College

3.  “Principles of Economics: Some Thoughts on What to Teach”

Robert H. Renshaw, Renshaw Enterprises

4.  “A Writing Intensive Approach to Intermediate Macroeconomics: Assignments and Assessment”

Jennifer Keil, Hamline University

Discussants:

1. Scott D. Drewianka, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

2. Richard Measell, Saint Mary’s College

3. Steven C. Myers, University of Akron

4. Dennis Pearson, Troy State University

 

 

5a: Saturday, March 20, 8:15 a.m.-9:45 a.m...Governor's Suite

Innovations in Teaching and Evaluating Introductory Economics

Chair: John H. Hoag, Bowling Green State University

1.  “Student Course/Instructor Evaluations: Another Approach”

W. Lee Hansen, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2.  “Alcohol Education Applications for Principles of Micro Economics”

Richard Measell, Saint Mary’s College

3.  “The Use of an Internet-Based Simulation in Principles of Micro”

Tod S. Porter, Youngstown State University

4.  “When Will it End? Using Uncertain Repetition to Teach the Infinitely repeated Prisoner’s Dilemma in a Classroom Game”

Jonathan Powers, Knox College

Discussants:

1. Fahima Aziz, Hamline University

2. Mark J. Eschenfelder, Robert Morris College

3. Geok H. Simpson, University of Texas-Pan American

4. Michael A. Newsome, Marshall University

 

 

6a: Saturday, March 20, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.Governor's Suite

Economic Education

Chair: Taggert J. Brooks, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

1.  “Teaching Economics to Non-Economists”

T. Lynn Riggs, Chicago Census Research Data Center

2.  “Online Supplemental Coursework: Who Benefits and By How Much?”

Marianne F. Johnson, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Eric Kuennen, University of Wisconsin-Stout

3.  “Returns to Different Learning Styles: Evidence from a Course in Microeconomics”

Taggert J. Brooks, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Wahhab Khandker, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

4. “Student Perceptions of Market Fairness”

Janice Yee, Wartburg College

 

Discussants:

1.  Brad Stamm, Cornerstone University

2. Taggert J. Brooks, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

3. T. Lynn Riggs, Chicago Census Research Data Center

4. Marianne F. Johnson, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

 

 

7a: Saturday, March 20, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m..Governor's Suite

What is the Economics Curriculum and What Should It Be?

Chair: Roger White, University of California-Santa Cruz

1.  “The Qualifications of Incoming K-12 Economic Educators”

Mark J. Eschenfelder, Robert Morris College

Patrick Litzinger, Robert Morris University

Donna Cellante, Robert Morris University

2.  “Does a Stronger Background in Mathematics Improve Performance in Economics?”

John H. Hoag, Bowling Green State University

Mary Ellen Benedict, Bowling Green State University 

3.  “Variations in Economic Education by Institution, Instructor and Course Level”

Michael A. Newsome, Marshall University

4.  “Undergraduate Economics Curricula at Liberal Arts Colleges”

Lee VanScyoc, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Denise Robson, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Discussants:

1. Marie Truesdell, Marian College

2. Donna M. Anderson, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

3. John Levendis, University of Iowa

4. Tod S. Porter, Youngstown State University