IREE Volume 8 Issue 1, 2009

Editorial / Introduction to Threshold Concepts
Peter Davies and Ross Guest

Political Orientation and the Decision to Major in Economics: Some Preliminary Observations
Robin L. Bartlett, Marianne A. Ferber and Carole A. Green

Dual Enrollment: An Instructor's Perspective
Lesley Mace

Does the Performance on Principles of Economics Courses Affect the Overall Academic Success of Undergraduate Business Majors?

The Impact of Writing Assignments on Student Learning: Should Writing Assignments Be Structured or Unstructured?
Linda Dynan and Tom Cate

Assessing An Economics Programme: Hansen Proficiencies, ePortfolio, and Undergraduate Research
Steven C. Myers, Michael A. Nelson and Richard W. Stratton

Selecting Strategies to Foster Economists' Critical Thinking Skills: A Quantile Regression Approach
Costas Siriopoulos and Gerasimos Pomonis

Threshold concepts and metalearning capacity
Jan H. F. Meyer, Sophie C. Ward and Paul Latreille


Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy and Why it Matters for Global Capitalism by George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller
Cynthia Harter

Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein
Gail Mitchell Hoyt

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