Does the Choice of Introductory Microeconomics Textbook Matter?

Journal of Economic Education, Vol 38, No. 3, 2007

35 Pages Posted: 13 Dec 2004 Last revised: 15 Jul 2015

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Derek Pyne

Thompson Rivers University - School of Business and Economics

Date Written: November 1, 2004

Abstract

The author examines the effects of different introductory microeconomics textbooks on student performance in subsequent economics courses (specifically Intermediate Microeconomics I and Money and Banking). In some cases the effects are significant and sizeable. There is also evidence of other variables affecting student performance in later courses, such as taking first-year microeconomics by distance, math background, effects of having taken other economics courses and the time between introductory economics and later courses.

Keywords: introductory microeconomics textbooks

JEL Classification: A22

Suggested Citation

Pyne, Derek, Does the Choice of Introductory Microeconomics Textbook Matter? (November 1, 2004). Journal of Economic Education, Vol 38, No. 3, 2007 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=631347 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.631347

Derek Pyne (Contact Author)

Thompson Rivers University - School of Business and Economics ( email )

900 McGill Road
Kamloops, British Columbia V2C 0C8
Canada

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