Edited by Franklin G. Mixon and Richard J. Cebula
This innovative book offers targeted strategies for effectively and efficiently teaching economics at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It provides professors and other teachers of economics various techniques to engage and retain the interest of students, and challenges them to apply both knowledge and methodological tools to a range of economic problems.
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- New Developments in Economic Education
- Chapter 1: A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down: why good content is never enough
- Chapter 2: A classroom federal funds market experiment
- Chapter 3: An improved in-class bargaining demonstration
- Chapter 4: Bo knows property rights and futures markets: economics in Trading Places
- Chapter 5: Crony capitalism in The Gilded Age by Twain and Warner and its relevance for today
- Chapter 6: Including short stories in economics courses
- Chapter 7: Some brief syllabus advice for the young economist
- Chapter 8: Using literature to teach the economics of the Soviet-type and centrally planned economies
- Chapter 9: Not so Bleak House: business and entrepreneurship in Dickens
- Chapter 10: Beyond the can opener: a top ten list of economics humor
- Chapter 11: Can't see the tacking for the trees? Try a Coasian solution
- Chapter 12: Teaching the economics of income tax evasion
- Chapter 13: The black market and the silver screen: economics in The Third Man
- Chapter 14: Assessing the economic and financial knowledge of adults
- Chapter 15: Success in the economics major: is it path dependent?
- Chapter 16: Economic literacy and policy perceptions during the financial crisis
- Chapter 17: The effects of legalized cheating in the economics classroom
- Chapter 18: Instructor attractiveness and institutional choice in economics: a decomposition approach
- Chapter 19: Do clickers enhance student performance in economics?
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