The Federal Reserve Banks as Partners in Teaching and Learning Economics
Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
- Chair: Diego Mendez-Carbajo, Illinois Wesleyan University
Economics Scholars Program for Undergraduate Research
AbstractThis paper, first, surveys the programs produced by the Federal Reserve system in support of undergraduate student research in economics. Next, we showcase the Economics Scholars Program annual conference as a collaborative effort between Austin College and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas to foster the involvement of undergraduate economics students in all facets of research.
Econlowdown.org in the Classroom
AbstractWe showcase the use of a variety of free online teaching and learning resources produced by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis for teaching introductory economics. Drawing from our classroom experiences and economic education research, we discuss best practices for incorporating econlowdown.org resources in traditional, flipped, and hybrid course settings.
Active Learning with FRED Data: Theory, Practice, and Findings
AbstractThis paper examines several pedagogical strategies organized around the topic of active learning with FRED data. Besides relating those strategies to the development of particular proficiencies expected of economics students, this paper documents the association between the development of data literacy and numeracy skills and the improvement in learning outcomes in economics.
- A2 - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics