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Amanda Felkey to present research at two teaching conferences

Associate Professor of Economics and Chair of the Department of Economics, Business, and Finance Amanda Felkey was chosen to present her research on using behavioral economics to enhance student learning at two teaching conferences.

Felkey’s research, titled “Micro Commitments: The Effect of Small Commitments on Academic Performance,” leveraged technology to give students a deeper understanding of economics and how it relates to their lives. The aim of the research was to enhance students’ economic intuition and problem solving, which, in turn, may enhance performance in the classroom.

Felkey will be presenting her findings in May at the Tenth Annual AEA Conference on Teaching and Research in Economic Education (CTREE) in Chicago and The Annual Teaching Professor Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Annual Teaching Professor Conference brings together educators from across the country and around the world for an intensive, transformative, highly collaborative exploration of good pedagogy. It is the signature event for educators dedicated to pedagogical excellence and transforming lives through teaching

The Committee on Economic Education (AEACEE) is a standing committee of the American Economic Association that has been in existence in one form or another since 1955. The mission of the Committee is to improve the quality of economics education at all levels: pre-college, college, adult, and general education.

—Peter DiPietro ’20