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"The Long-Term Effects of Learning Economics," (with Sam Allgood, William Bosshardt, and H. Wilbert van der Klaauw), funded by a three-year (2001-2004) grant from the Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation, and developed in cooperation with the American Economic Association's Committee on Economic Education. I am serving as the Principal Investigator and Committee Chairperson for this project. A preliminary paper is scheduled for publication in the May, 2004, American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings. Several later papers are expected featuring survey and transcript data from over 2,000 graduates of four universities.

 “Undergraduates Students and Coursework in Economics: Results from the Baccalaureate and Beyond Study,” (with William Bosshardt).

Focus: Globalization (editor and contributor), for the National Council on Economic Education

“The One-Minute Paper Revisited: Evidence on How It Works and Whether It Can Be Used To Identify Which Students Understand Course Content, (with Georg Schaur)

“Transcript Data on Secondary Teachers’ Training in Economics from the Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Surveys,” (with William Bosshardt), submitted to the Journal of Economic Education.

Engaging Students in Undergraduate Economics Courses: More Alternatives to Chalk and Talk, co-editor (with William Becker) and contributor, under contract with Edward Elgar.

“Instructor Effects for Secondary Economics Teachers in Bulgaria,” (with Barbara Phipps), funded by a grant from the National Council on Economic Education, through an International Exchange grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

“Which Students Take Undergraduate Economics, What Do They Take, and Where Do They Take It? Evidence from the Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Surveys,” with William Bosshardt.

Teaching Economics: A Practical Guide, (with William Becker and William Walstad), in development.

“Teaching With More Than Chalk and Talk: Who Were ‘The Special Few’ in 2000?” (with Cynthia Harter and William Becker)

"Why Robert Owen Did Not Pay Efficiency Wages at New Lanark" (with John M. Barron).

"Tudor Economic Thought"

"Homo Economicus on Both Sides of the Classroom: Grades, Expected Grades, and Rational Reward Systems in Principles of Economics Classes."

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