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Would Mandatory Attendance Be Effective for Economics Classes?

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    (The Wharton School - University of Pennsylvania)

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Romer (1993) suggests that universities should undertake experiments that would test the value of mandatory attendance for economics courses. He presents evidence showing that those who attended his classes received higher grades on his exams and concluded that “an important part of the relationship [to the course grade] reflects a genuine effect of attendance.” This conclusion is likely to be welcomed by some economics professors. In this note, I address two issues. First, what does prior research imply about a relationship between attendance and learning? Second, does Romer’s own evidence support his conclusion that mandatory attendance is beneficial?

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  • JS Armstrong, 2004. "Would Mandatory Attendance Be Effective for Economics Classes?," General Economics and Teaching 0412018, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpgt:0412018
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    1. David Romer, 1993. "Do Students Go to Class? Should They?," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 7(3), pages 167-174, Summer.
    2. Attiyeh, Richard & Lumsden, Keith G, 1972. "Some Modern Myths in Teaching Economics: The U. K. Experience," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 62(2), pages 429-433, May.
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    1. J. S. Armstrong, 2005. "Review of: Predicting Presidential Elections and Other Things," General Economics and Teaching 0502016, EconWPA.

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    classes; attendance; forecasting;

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