Dr. Rod Raehsler, professor and chair of Clarion University Department of Economics, presented a research paper at the 2013 Allied Social Science Association’s annual meeting in January in San Diego.
His research conducted an empirical analysis on the educational impact of community service project development on student learning of basic economics concepts. The research paper was part of a session sponsored by the American Economic Association and showed, using an ordered-probit model, that academic performance was significantly improved among students in the middle to lower portion of the grade distribution.
American Economic Association is a member of Allied Social Science Association. The annual meeting is the highest-profile economics conference, attracting more than 10,000 economists from all over the world. This was Raehsler’s fourth invitation to this conference in the past five years.
Raehsler has been a faculty member at Clarion University since 1991.
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