Journal of Economics and Economic Education Research

The Journal of Economics and Economic Education Research is a peer-reviewed journal published annually by Allied Academies. The journal covers economics and economic research education at the collegiate and K-12 grade levels.

Articles from Vol. 7, No. 1, 2006

An Approach for Solving the Coming Financial Crisis in Social Security
ABSTRACTAlthough Social Security contributions have increased by 961-fold since its inception in 1938 (60-fold, even after adjusting for inflation), more retirees, longer life-expectancy, increased benefits, and relatively fewer FICA workers have offset...
Economic Analysis and Policy Implications of Fertility in Middle East and North African Countries
ABSTRACTThis paper attempts to provide an economic analysis of fertility interrelationships using pooled cross-country data from the Middle East and North African region, 1982-2000. Regression results provide strong confirmation that family planning,...
Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: Country Analysis
ABSTRACTMultinational corporations (MNCs) throughout the world must make critical business decisions in determining when and where to expand internationally. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) refers to the investment in an asset(s) in a foreign country...
Monetary Policy and Housing Market: Cointegration Approach
ABSTRACTThere is a general consensus based upon accepted economic theory and empirical research that expansionary monetary policies will positively affect most sectors of the economy, such as the durable and non-durable good industries. Many studies...
Personality Type as a Determinant of Student Performance in Introductory Economics: Macroeconomics vs. Microeconomics*
ABSTRACTPersonality type has been shown to impact student performance in introductory economics courses. However, research has yet to ascertain the degree to which this relationship might vary across course types. We utilize a one quarter survey course...
Teaching Comparative Advantage and International Trade: Pitfalls and Opportunities
ABSTRACTThis paper discusses pitfalls and opportunities in teaching (and writing about) comparative advantage at the introductory or "principles" level of instruction. We propose that instructors might improve their treatment of this topic by using fractions...