Honors and Awards
2020 Phil Saunders Best Economic Education Paper Award, from the National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE), with Carlos J. Asarta and David M. Switzer, for "Does Taking a Principles of Economics Course Online Influence Student Performance in Intermediate Economics Courses?"
About the award:
As stated on the NAEE website, "This award recognizes a NAEE member or members who authored an economic education paper judged the "best of the year." This award recognizes the contribution of Philip Saunders to economic education. This special honor is given at the discretion of the NAEE Research Committee to a NAEE member who exhibits Dr. Saunders' commitment to improving our knowledge of the teaching and learning of economics."
Media about the research:
"Award Winning Research offers insight into gender gap in economics education"
"Promoting Economic Literacy: Combining News Articles and Clicker Questions in a Large Introductory Microeconomics Course," The Journal of Economic Education, 2021. Online. Download.
"Does Advanced Placement Economics Exam Participation and Performance Predict Undergraduate Economics Major Completion?" The American Economist. 2020. 66(1): 1-18. Download.
War Movies and Economics: Lessons from Hollywood's Adaptation of Military Conflicts. Edited with Franklin G. Mixon, Jr., 2020, New York: Routledge.
"The Private Provision of a Public Good: An Examination of Hollywood's Adaptation of the Third Servile War," with Franklin G. Mixon, Jr. In L. Ahlstrom and F. Mixon, Jr. (Eds.) War Movies and Economics: Lessons from Hollywood's Adaptation of Military Conflicts, 2020, New York: Routledge, 43–61.
“The Gender Gap in Undergraduate Economics Course Persistence and Degree Selection,” with Carlos J. Asarta. AEA Papers & Proceedings, 2019. 109: 255–260. Download
“Navigating the Economics Major: Gender and Students’ Degree Pathways,” with Carlos J. Asarta. In J. Hall and K. Lawson (Eds.), Teaching Economics: Perspectives on Innovative Economics Education, 2019, New York City: Springer.
“Exploring Increasing Income Inequality in the U.S.: A Public Choice Approach,” with Franklin G. Mixon, Jr. and Kamal Upadhyaya. Compensation and Benefits Review, 2019. 50(4): 181–188. Download
“ ‘Another Day, Another Vlog’: The Alchian-Allen Theorem, Social Media, and Long-Distance Relationships,” with Franklin G. Mixon, Jr. Perspectives on Economic Education Research, 2018. 11(1): 88–97.
“Sweet Potato Pie,” St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, 2015.
"Gender and Performance in Intermediate Microeconomics: Does the Format of the Principles of Microeconomics Course Matter?" (with Carlos J. Asarta and David M. Switzer)
"Instructor Gender and Student Performance in Introductory Economics Courses: Is There a Role Model Effect?" (with Rebecca G. Chambers)
"Women in the Finance Major: Gender Disparities in Finance Course Completion and Degree Attainment," (with Laura Field)
Works in Progress
"Teaching Methods in Undergraduate Economics Courses: School, Department, and Instructor Effects," with Carlos J. Asarta and Cynthia Harter, 2021.
"Does Principles of Macroeconomics Course Performance Affect Student Achievement in Money and Banking," 2021.