Chapter 6: Including short stories in economics courses
The chapter discusses how adding short stories to the reading list of traditional economics courses can increase student engagement while providing rich case studies that illuminate the subject matter in ways that textbook readings and news articles do not. Short story readings in the syllabus can (positively) surprise students, connect economic concepts to personal and intense situations and highlight important subtleties that traditional treatments of the topics miss. Student feedback on short story readings suggests that most students find them enjoyable and useful elements of the course.
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