A May American Economic Review Papers Seminar and an Analytic Project for Advanced Undergraduates
The author describes two learning activities for teaching economics at the advanced undergraduate level: a May American Economic Review (AER) papers seminar and an analytic project. Both activities help students learn to "do economics." The May AER papers seminar promotes in-depth synthesis and interpretation on the basis of printed session papers of the American Economics Association's annual meetings. The seminar relies on four structured components: a session-choice process, an advance question and answer exercise, a seminar discourse strategy, and a critical impact paper. The analytic project requires independent formulation and solution of a problem. Components include a procedure to write the project report, an oral class presentation, a listener-response exercise, and feedback in two phases.
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Volume (Year): 35 (2004)
Issue (Month): 3 (July)
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