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A Computer Algebra Primer and Homework Exercises for use in an Intermediate Macroeconomics Course – A Student/Teacher Collaboration

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  • Luke Olson

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  • Max Jerrell

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  • Ryder Delaloye

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    We discuss using computer algebras systems (CAS) in an undergraduate intermediate macroeconomics class. The criteria used in choosing a CAS are considered. One criterion was that students would bear little or no financial. The lessons learned in implementing a CAS – things that worked well and those that did not work so well – are noted. We also discuss the need for communications with information technology staff for successful implementation. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005

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    Article provided by Society for Computational Economics in its journal Computational Economics.

    Volume (Year): 26 (2005)
    Issue (Month): 3 (November)
    Pages: 51-58

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:compec:v:26:y:2005:i:3:p:51-58

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    Keywords: computer algebra systems; undergraduate education; intermediate macroeconomics;

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    1. Kurt Schmidheiny & Harris Dellas, 2005. "Teaching to do economics with the computer," Computing in Economics and Finance 2005 63, Society for Computational Economics.
    2. Belsley, David A, 1999. "Mathematica as an Environment for Doing Economics and Econometrics," Computational Economics, Society for Computational Economics, vol. 14(1-2), pages 69-87, October.
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