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The Impact of Classroom Experiments on the Learning of Economics: An Empirical Investigation

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  • Frank, Bjorn
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    This paper provides limited evidence on the effectiveness of a simple classroom experiment. In different courses in environmental economics or public finance, a brief take-some game was performed. Students who took part in this classroom experiment, as well as those who just watched it, were more successful in answering a multiple-choice test on the 'tragedy of the commons' than control groups from the same courses. Copyright 1997 by Oxford University Press.

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    Article provided by Western Economic Association International in its journal Economic Inquiry.

    Volume (Year): 35 (1997)
    Issue (Month): 4 (October)
    Pages: 763-69

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    Handle: RePEc:oup:ecinqu:v:35:y:1997:i:4:p:763-69

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    Cited by:
    1. Cheung, Stephen L., 2003. "On the Use of Classroom Experiments in 'Aligned' Teaching," Economic Analysis and Policy (EAP), Queensland University of Technology (QUT), School of Economics and Finance, vol. 33(1), pages 61-72, March.
    2. Dickinson, David L., 2009. "Experiment timing and preferences for fairness," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), Elsevier, vol. 38(1), pages 89-95, January.
    3. Beth A. Freeborn & Jason P. Hulbert, 2011. "Persuasive and Informative Advertising: A Classroom Experiment," The Journal of Economic Education, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 42(1), pages 51-59, January.

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