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Undergraduate Students' Coursework in Economics


  • William Bosshardt
  • Michael Watts


The National Center for Educational Statistics' Baccalaureate and Beyond study, which had data from its second follow-up released in 1999, drew a nationally representative sample of approximately 11,000 graduates in the 1992-93 academic year. Using transcript data from the study, the authors report what economics courses students in different majors took and some measures of different majors' academic success in principles courses.

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  • William Bosshardt & Michael Watts, 2008. "Undergraduate Students' Coursework in Economics," The Journal of Economic Education, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 39(2), pages 198-205, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:jeduce:v:39:y:2008:i:2:p:198-205 DOI: 10.3200/JECE.39.2.198-205

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    1. Byron W. Brown & Carl E. Liedholm, 2002. "Can Web Courses Replace the Classroom in Principles of Microeconomics?," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 92(2), pages 444-448, May.
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    3. Oaxaca, Ronald, 1973. "Male-Female Wage Differentials in Urban Labor Markets," International Economic Review, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association, vol. 14(3), pages 693-709, October.
    4. Peter Navarro, 2000. "Economics in the Cyberclassroom," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 14(2), pages 119-132, Spring.
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    1. Geoffrey Schneider, 2011. "The Purpose, Structure and Content of the Principles of Economics Course," Chapters,in: International Handbook on Teaching and Learning Economics, chapter 27 Edward Elgar Publishing.
    2. Deborah M. Figart, 2011. "Teaching Non-Majors," Chapters,in: International Handbook on Teaching and Learning Economics, chapter 40 Edward Elgar Publishing.

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