Computational Economics: Help for the Underestimated Undergraduate
AbstractOur concern in this paper is that the capability of economics undergraduates is substantially underestimated in the design of the present college curriculum and that our students are insufficiently challenged and motivated. Students enter our classrooms with substantial previous knowledge about computers and computation and we are not taking full advantage of this opportunity. We suggest a set of examples from computational economics which are challenging enough to motivate students and simple enough that they can master them within a few hours. By encouraging the students to modify the models in directions of their own interest avenues for creative endeavor are opened which deeply involve the students in their own education.
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Date of creation: 11 Aug 2004
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teaching computational economics;
Other versions of this item:
- David Kendrick & P. Mercado & Hans Amman, 2006. "Computational Economics: Help for the Underestimated Undergraduate," Computational Economics, Society for Computational Economics, vol. 27(2), pages 261-271, May.
- Hans Amman & David Kendrick & Ruben Mercado, 2004. "Computational Economics: Help for the Underestimated Undergraduate," Computing in Economics and Finance 2004 347, Society for Computational Economics.
- C63 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Computational Techniques
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2004-08-16 (All new papers)
- NEP-CMP-2004-08-16 (Computational Economics)
- NEP-HPE-2004-08-16 (History & Philosophy of Economics)
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