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A May American Economic Review Papers Seminar and an Analytic Project for Advanced Undergraduates

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  • Catherine S. Elliott
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    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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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal The Journal of Economic Education.

    Volume (Year): 35 (2004)
    Issue (Month): 3 (July)
    Pages: 232-242

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:jeduce:v:35:y:2004:i:3:p:232-242
    DOI: 10.3200/JECE.35.3.232-242
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