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Jack Soper: A Pioneer in Economic Education

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  • J.R. Clark

    (The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga)

  • Joshua C. Hall

    (West Virginia University, Department of Economics)

  • Ashley Harrison

    (The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga)

Abstract

John “Jack†Soper passed away on August 9, 2013. A prolific researcher who retired as the John J. Kahl Sr. Chair in Entrepreneurship at John Carroll University, Soper was a leading light in the field of economic education. His scholarship in the 1970s and 1980splayed a very important role in establishing the field. In this educational note, we summarize and highlight his contributions to the measurement of economic literacy and the modelling of student learning in the collegiate and precollege classrooms.

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  • J.R. Clark & Joshua C. Hall & Ashley Harrison, 2015. "Jack Soper: A Pioneer in Economic Education," Working Papers 15-31, Department of Economics, West Virginia University.
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    Keywords

    economic education; private enterprise; education production;

    JEL classification:

    • A20 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - General
    • A21 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Pre-college
    • A22 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Undergraduate

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