These are 2008 AEA Conference Papers; please see also the full 2008 ASSA Preliminary Program Schedule.
Conference papers will be uploaded as they become available from the authors.

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Laura Shinn (Temple University)

Saturday, January 5, 2:30 PM

Saturday, January 5, 2:30 PM
Session: Poster Session on Teaching Ideas and Projects (AEA)
Presiding: Wendy A. Stock (Montana State University)

Teaching with You Tube: An Economist's Guide to Free Web-Based Content
G. Dirk Mateer (Pennsylvania State University)
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Teaching Intermediate Microeconomics as a Financial Writing Intensive Class
Mine E. Cinar (Loyola University Chicago)

A Case of Teaching by Blending Lectures with Dialogue, Site-Visits, Games, Research, and Peer Reviews
Prodromos Ioannis Prodromidis (Centre for Planning and Economic Research (KEPE), Greece)
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Reforming the Liberal Arts Economics Major for Students at Rollins College: 1999-2008
Charles P. Rock (Rollins College)

Livingeconomics--Customizing Microeconomics Principles Textbook using OpusI and Flashecon
K. K. Fung (University of Memphis)
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From ABBA to Zeppelin, Led: A Web Resource for Teaching Economics through Music
Joshua C. Hall (Beloit College)
Robert A. Lawson (Capital University)
G. Dirk Mateer (Pennsylvania State University)
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Using Problem-Based Service-Learning to Teach Local Economic Development
Nancy Brooks (University of Vermont)

A Funny Thing Happened in My Economics Course
James Bruehler (Eastern Illinois University)
Linda Ghent (Eastern Illinois University)

Learning Economics with Games
Osman Gulseven (North Carolina State University)

Economics and the Environment
Holly Fretwell (Montana State University)
Noreen Lephardt (Marquette University)
Robert Reinke (South Dakota Council on Economic Education, University of South Dakota)

Enhancing Communication in Distance Learning Courses
Rebecca Summary (Southeast Missouri State University)

Show Me the Money! An Object Lesson in Which Students Actively Learning Money Supply Changes
Laura Shinn (Temple University)

A Complementary Technique for Reinforcing Basic Microeconomic Principles by Utilizing Animated Vignettes
Marilyn Cottrell (Brock University, Canada)

Student Assessment of an Economics Teaching Card Deck
Johnnie B. Linn III (Concord University)

Designs on Learning: Using Lessons from Video Games to Teach and Learn Economics
Catherine Lawson (Missouri Western State University)
Larry Lawson (Missouri Western State University)

New Insights from In-Class Experiments: Using Excel to Post and Analyze Results on the Spot
Tom Creahan (Morehead State University)

Problem Based Learning in an Applied Econometric Curriculum
Steven C. Myers (University of Akron)
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The Pollution Game: A Classroom Demonstration
Jay Corrigan (Kenyon College)
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Teaching Health Policy and Economics in a Medical School Using a Simulation Game
Gwendolyn C. Morrison (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and Regenstrief Institute)
Gene Beyt (Tulane University)
Thomas Inui (Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine)
Debra Litzelman (Indiana University School of Medicine)
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Integrating Active Learning in an Online Class for Principles in Microeconomics
Carsten Lange (California State Polytechnic University)

The Capstone Experience - where it fits in the curriculum, and alternative forms
Lynn Hunnicutt (Pacific Lutheran University)
Karen Travis (Pacific Lutheran University)
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Interactive Web-Tools in Principles of Macroeconomics: Recent Experiences with Macromedia Breeze, Online Homeworks, and iTunes Podcasts
John R. Crooker (University of Central Missouri)

A Mastery Learning Approach in Introductory Microeconomics Courses
John Kane (State University of New York-Oswego)

A Classroom Experiment on Production Possibilities Frontier
Zhifang Peng (Southern Illinois University-Carbondale)
Dilara Tas (Southern Illinois University-Carbondale)

FRBSF University Symposium Program
Yelena F. Takhtamanova (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco)

Teaching Resource Allocation: Markets, Lotteries, and Arbitrage
Mike Allgrunn (University of South Dakota)
David Carr (University of South Dakota)
Robert Reinke (South Dakota Council on Economic Education, University of South Dakota)

Barb Bloemhof (McMaster University, Canada)

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In the News:

University of Chicago economics professor, Matthew Gentzkow, who is the AEA's 2014 John Bates Clark Medal recipient, discusses the future of economics, the state of the media ecosphere, and virtues of "data hustle" in this interview from Quartz.

A recent article in The Economist examines higher education endowments and university behaviors including new research presented in a paper from the latest edition of the American Economic Review.

"For economists, the tradition of keeping mum—at least as a national organization—is long and proud. 'The association as such will take no partisan attitude, nor will it commit its members to any position on practical economic questions,' the economic association states on its website. Those policies, says its president, William D. Nordhaus, a professor at Yale University, by email, 'have served it well through hot and cold wars.'"

"Not only do economists vary widely in their opinions of economic policy, he notes, but many have participated in helping shape such policies. Putting forth statements on political issues would be 'unnecessary, polarizing, controversy-stoking, and a distraction from the real and important work of economic research and education,' he says. (Mr. Nordhaus was, of course, speaking for himself and not the association.)"

Read the whole story in the The Chronicle of Higher Education (subscribers only).

From ASSA 2014: The Wall Street Journal reports on the AEA's CSWEP committee's efforts in mentoring early-career female economists and the program's expanding influence on similar programs being developed overseas. Read the full article here.

The Chronicle of Higher Education just published "Cool Head on Global Warming," an in-depth look at the new book by 2014 AEA President, William Nordhaus entitled, "The Climate Casino: Risk, Uncertainty and Economics for a Warming World" (Yale University Press).

The Atlantic Cities provides a thorough examination of Clifford Winston's (Brooking Institution) research, "On The Performance of the U.S. Transportation System: Caution Ahead," from the latest edition of the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL).

Upcoming research by Yang Wang, a health economist at Lafayette College, indicates that some smokers believe age, race, and parental longevity influence their life expectancy more than smoking does. Access the news brief here, or the forthcoming article from the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.

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