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
Date Written: November 1, 2004
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
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