Jack Soper: A Pioneer in Economic Education

Posted: 13 Mar 2016

See all articles by J. R. Clark

J. R. Clark

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Joshua C. Hall

West Virginia University

Ashley Harrison

Center for Economic Education

Date Written: July 20, 2016

Abstract

John “Jack” Soper passed away on August 9, 2013. A prolific researcher who retired as the John J. Kahl Sr. Chair in Entrepreneurship at John Carroll University, Soper was a leading light in the field of economic education. His scholarship in the 1970's and 1980's played a very important role in establishing the field. In this educational note, we summarize and highlight his contributions to the measurement of economic literacy and the modeling of student learning in the collegiate and precollege classrooms.

Keywords: economic education, private enterprise, education production

JEL Classification: A20, A21, A22

Suggested Citation

Clark, Jeff R. and Hall, Joshua C. and Harrison, Ashley, Jack Soper: A Pioneer in Economic Education (July 20, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2746084

Jeff R. Clark (Contact Author)

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga ( email )

Department of Economics
Suite 313 Fletcher Hall
Chattanooga, TN 37403-2598
United States

Joshua C. Hall

West Virginia University ( email )

Morgantown, WV 26506
United States

Ashley Harrison

Center for Economic Education ( email )

TN
United States

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