Jack Soper: A Pioneer in Economic Education
Posted: 13 Mar 2016
Date Written: July 20, 2016
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
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