Market games in finance education

Foster, F, Gregor, S, Heaney, R, O'Neill, T, Richardson, A and Wood, R 2004, 'Market games in finance education', Journal of College Teaching and Learning, vol. 1, no. 5, pp. 81-92.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Market games in finance education
Author(s) Foster, F
Gregor, S
Heaney, R
O'Neill, T
Richardson, A
Wood, R
Year 2004
Journal name Journal of College Teaching and Learning
Volume number 1
Issue number 5
Start page 81
End page 92
Total pages 11
Publisher Western Academic Press
Abstract An electronic share market trading game was introduced to a large first year undergraduate finance course to allow students to experience share market trading. The response from students was positive. We surveyed a sample of 51 of the students in this class who undertook a further one-hour trading session as part of a separate research experiment. These students rate the game as a valuable learning experience. They suggest that their use of the game increased their understanding of share market and the way that prices are set. While the study results cannot be generalised to all students in the course, the results suggest that there are benefits to be gained from including an electronic share market trading game as part of the course.
Subject Economics, Business and Management Curriculum and Pedagogy
ISSN 1544-0389
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