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Business & Economics, Page 27

Deterrence: Increased Enforcement or Harsher Penalties?

  Posted on: July 21, 2012

Professor Derek Pyne from the Department of Economics at Thompson Rivers University has his paper entitled “Deterrence: Increased Enforcement versus Harsher Penalties” accepted for publication in the high quality journal: Economic Letters. Economic Letters is an A ranked journal according to the Australian ABCD Business Deans’ journal ranking database. Sounds like intriguing research on the…

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Is the global transmission of government debt a negative externality?

  Posted on: July 21, 2012

Professor Young Cheol Jung from the Department of Economics at Thompson Rivers University and Professor Nguyen Van Quyen from University of Ottawa received notice that their paper entitled “The Global Transmission of Government Debt,” has been accepted for publication in the “Topics in Macroeconomics” tier of the B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics. The B.E. Journal of…

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Why Major in Economics?

  Posted on: July 11, 2012

For Yourself… The very best reason to study economics is to better understand the world and help you make better choices. It can help you become a better citizen and a more rigorous thinker… not to mention its contributions to advancing your career goals! Many people seem to think economics is only concerned with business. …

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Kahneman on thinking fast and thinking slow

  Posted on: July 10, 2012

According to Kahneman,  Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral Economics, reveals that us humans use two modes of thinking to make choices and decisions. System 1 is fast, makes decisions and choices intuitively and emotionally with very little if any effort. There is no sense of voluntary control on the thought process. System 2 on…

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Economists do it with models !

  Posted on: July 10, 2012

The following site has was developed by Jodi Beggs a lecturer at Northeastern University. Jodi has put together a comprehensive list of course materials in both video and written form and are freely available online to students and instructors. The course material are based Mankiw’s principles textbooks. You can search by course, chapter or topic….

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The Economics of Seinfeld !

  Posted on: July 5, 2012

Professor Linda Ghent from Eastern Illinois University, Associate Professor Alan Grant from Baker University and Assistant to the Dean George Lesica from Eastern Illinois University have developed a cool site on the Economics of Seinfeld ! Seinfeld was a nine seasons TV show on NBC about events occurring in the daily lives of Jerry, George,…

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Ever thought to use music to teach Economics?

  Posted on: July 5, 2012

Joshua Hall, Robert Lawson and Dirk Mateer developed a weblog which offers a variety of song lyrics which we can use to teach economics! Use ABBA or Led Zeppelin or country music, or rap to teach opportunity cost, scarcity, greed, unemployment and many more topics in economics. You will find a selection from the song’s…

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Understanding and appreciating Economics using pop culture!

  Posted on: July 5, 2012

Dirk Mateer, a Senior Lecturer in Economics at Penn State, uses pop culture in principle economics courses to help students understand and appreciate core concepts. He has collected many resources to help students learn economics and have fun in the process. At his site you will find television, film, and lecture clips to introduce many…

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Professor Shiller at TRU?

  Posted on: July 4, 2012

Open Yale Courses (OYC) provides interesting economic lectures from well known Economists. Robert Shiller is Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics at Yale University and a Fellow at the International Center for Finance at the Yale School of Management. Professor Shiller is offering free of charge via the internet a course in Financial Markets. John…

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Free online textbooks for Economics courses from Flat World Knowledge!

  Posted on: July 4, 2012

Worried about educational costs rising? Textbooks being too expensive? Want to save some money for your students? Check out Flat World Knowledge! All you have to do is visit Flat World Knowledge and select an economics textbook. You can find textbooks on principles of economics, microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics, international trade, international finance, macro theory…

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