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Does the Choice of Introductory Microeconomics Textbook Matter?

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The author examines the effects of different introductory microeconomics textbooks on student performance in subsequent economics courses (specifically, Intermediate Microeconomics I and Money and Banking). In some cases, the effects are significant and sizeable. There is also evidence of other variables affecting student performance in later courses, such as taking first-year microeconomics by distance, math background, effects of having taken other economics courses, and the time between introductory economics and later courses.

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  • Derek Pyne, 2007. "Does the Choice of Introductory Microeconomics Textbook Matter?," The Journal of Economic Education, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 38(3), pages 279-296, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:jeduce:v:38:y:2007:i:3:p:279-296
    DOI: 10.3200/JECE.38.3.279-296
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